Social network of public transportation

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Lajtha András Balázs
Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics

Nowadays many people use public transport to get to their workplace or school. Those who live in the agglomeration often choose this way of travelling to get to the city. The passengers frequently spend their travel time by playing casual games, watching series, listening to music or reading ebook. However the vehicles could be a good place to establish communities where people could develop and maintain their personal relationships. Yet it often happens that friends, classmates or old acquaintances use the same vehicles for a long time without meeting each other.

My application is designed to help people to organize their train travels and thereby cultivate personal relationships and spend travel time usefully.

With this application the users are able to view trains with their friends on them on a particular route. The users have the option to make check-ins to trains or delete previous ones. They can view the journeys of a given friend, as well as the boarding and alighting stations of their friends. The users can block or unblock their friends in the privacy settings, so they are able to hide from undesirable people.

In the first part of my thesis I study the possibilities of enlargement of existing community applications. After that I write about the final specification of the system which is created by using a paper prototype. Later I give an overview of the tools I used during the implementation and I mention the planning decisions what I made. Afterwards I present the completed application. Finally, I write about the testing and the distribution of the application and I provide further development opportunities.


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