Author

Arti Chandok

Document Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2011

Capstone Advisor

Shiu-Kai Chin

Honors Reader

Michael J Fransciello

Capstone Major

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Capstone College

Engineering and Computer Science

Audio/Visual Component

no

Capstone Prize Winner

no

Won Capstone Funding

no

Honors Categories

Sciences and Engineering

Subject Categories

Computer and Systems Architecture | Computer Engineering

Abstract

GrowndSwell is a location-based social networking service developed to primarily solve the problem of trying to text several friends in order to convey a simple piece of information: “What are you planning to do today?” This capstone project is focused on developing an iPhone application as a tool for users to convey this information in an efficient and fun manner. The problem requires several tools to capture the market through development of phone applications that are compatible on several platforms and creating an attractive website for brand awareness. This capstone project has focused its attention on the product development of the iPhone application. It is targeted to developers and product managers who would be enhancing these tools to easily adapt to current processes and construct upcoming user interface designs and features. The capstone includes a comprehensive business plan for general business exposure of the services and products the company offers. It includes flowchart and user functionality documentation that are focused on the design aspects and the user interfaces and operation of the application. And lastly, the original code developed for the iPhone application. The problem solving approach in the development and design of the iPhone application follows a typical top-down approach; it was created taking the larger features, namely the going-out, staying-in, and studying agendas and was then concerned with the details involved in each feature. Our team made various transitions in the design and features however with the waterfall approach, no code was developed until the demo screens were confirmed. This made the software development process with the analysis and design easier. The testing, and implementation are done simultaneously hence not all features all implemented however the completed features are tested on the emulator. The software development and design are completed using vendor applications. The design and flow implementation used creative design adobe software such as Illustrator and Photoshop. Developing and testing the iPhone application were possible using Apple iOS SDK that are available online free of cost: (http://developer.apple.com/). While the capstone provides a variety of documents to preview, the focus is primarily on the developers and product managers who are able to obtain a general overview from the business concepts, to the details involved in the design and development of the iPhone application of GrowndSwell.

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