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Little Locator: an innovative smartphone parking relocation application
thesisposted on 2022-03-28, 13:40 authored by Joseph Lewis
Smartphone applications that save the locations of where vehicles are parked aid users in relocating vehicles so that individuals are not required to rely solely on their memory and backtracking skills. Thesus types of applications typically utilise GPS chips in devices and make use of mapping APIs to place markers on the map for straightforward navigation back to the vehicle's position. The GUI must be developed to integrate seamlessly with the functionality of the application, particularly focusing on facilitating the fulfilment of the requirements elucidated for the human-computer interface. This research aims to analyse the current state of smartphone parking applications, determine the design and functionality for optimal usability, as well as complete testing and documentation to ensure professional standards are being met, progress can be tracked and users can understand the system. Value has been added to the parking relocation application, named Little Locator, by adding innovative features which competitors have not conceived and focusing on user experience. These features include a local background service that pinpoints when a user has parked their vehicle and navigation for the visually impaired that utilises computer vision.