Development of location based social application on Android platform

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Dr. Tóth Balázs György
Department of Control Engineering and Information Technology

Nowadays mobile phones have become a significant part of people’s lives, they simply do not leave their homes without them. Why should they, since besides the basic features, there are several other purposes to use these devices for. Numerous applications can be used in a fast and convenient way, due to the increasing computing capacity and screen size of mobile devices. These applications vary in a wide range such as completing personal and/or business tasks, navigation, communication, entertainment or simply just connecting to the internet. The major goal is to make people’s lives easier.

These days mobile client applications are getting more and more popular, which obtain the attention of users in different ways. To achieve attention, one of the most important objective during the development of the application was to develop a good user interface, because it highly influences users to decide whether to use an application or not. So the first impression is quite important.

During the implementation of the thesis I implemented an Android application called Festival Application. The main functions include locating, tracking, saving and displaying the user’s current position, registration and log in via social networks, as well as creating a community experience by searching and finding the last known position of others. The fundamental goal is to help friends to find each other easily, and to get notified about friends who are currently located close to them.


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