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Edward, Natalie (2016) Missing. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this project is to present how a mobile application can contribute and be of benefit in the aid of finding a missing person in Ireland.

Ireland has seen a sharp increase in the number of persons reported missing over the last decade, this currently stands at a difference of 81%. In 2014 9,179 people were reported missing in Ireland, 7,395 of these were considered high risk, 731 were medium risk and 1.053 were low risk.

We often see information on social media regarding missing persons. However, sometimes this data is old and that case may have been resolved. Additionally, other than the ability to share this information through the platform we see it, there is no other means to contribute in the search.

This application will become an easy to use tool for users to contribute, they will become an extra resource in the search and location of a person reported missing. This will be achieved through functions such as capture an image through the device, report a sighting using the GPS functionality of a device and also receiving push notifications when that device enters a geo-location of where a person was recently reported missing.

The hope is that this will give the opportunity to efficiently gather information and distribute that information in a timely manner.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 15:42
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2016 15:42
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2402

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