Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award

6-1-2017

Faculty Advisor

Mitch Fry

Abstract

The invention of the smart phone has provided people the ability to share information instantly. One major development in the last decade is the ability to report problems such as potholes, malfunctioning lights, broke street signs, or graffiti in real time with exact GPS coordinates from a smartphone. Many cities and towns have contracted out to companies to build mobile apps that allow their citizens to report problems wherever they are. These applications often come at hefty prices. The focus of my thesis will be to develop an open source version of a reporting app that is being sold by SeeClickFix Inc. This will allow towns, cities, businesses, and colleges to adopt a real-time issue reporting application while minimizing costs. I will also discuss why adopting open source software can be beneficial.

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