Interactive tour guide on .NET platform

OData support
Dr. Kővári Bence András
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics

The spreading usage of smart phones and tablets in the past couple of years has also exercised influence over the travelling habits. With the help of digital devices, tourist are provided up-to-date and interactive information, and cartographic support. However, these are often available only in separate applications.

The development of integrated, tourism specific applications are supported by more and more modern technological solutions. Like for instance the Microsoft Windows Phone operation system, which allows developers to develop in a nearly uniform way for different types of windows-based portable devices. At the planning of the trip, the user can access preliminary information through a desktop client.

I have implemented an interactive travel guide server application, which uses the Microsoft Azure cloud service. There can be found a realized Windows Communication Foundation layer as well, which uniformly ensures the availability of data for the different clients. I have implemented two presentation layers for the users; one is Windows Presentation Foundation based, and another where the information can be read and managed by a Windows Phone client.

My thesis presents the stages of the application development, the main architectural decisions, and some special function, such as user maintenance and the realization of multilingual support.


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