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Technical Report: The Ireland Transport Network API / Google Android Mobile App.

Coughlan, Linda (2011) Technical Report: The Ireland Transport Network API / Google Android Mobile App. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

With the proliferation of the Smartphone and specifically the emergence of the mobile ‘app’ some of the focus has moved from the Internet as being a vast source of data for lookup purposes to in effect the World Wide Web becoming itself a development platform.
This report presents the Ireland Transport Network API, an application programming interface, as a bridge to facilitate the seamless interaction of for example, mobile applications and a transport data store. The report will outline: the need and reasoning behind its development; the services provided; the technologies and methodologies it implements and will discuss the benefits it will provide for its stakeholders namely:
• the CIE Group of companies: Irish Rail; Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann whose data the API will expose;
• the mobile application developers who will make use of its services in the development of a variety of rich applications;
• end users who will ultimately benefit from these applications.
We will evaluate the Ireland Transport API based on existing APIs provided by a number of International transport companies and discuss how it will compare to these in terms of the services provided.
We will also outline the development of a number of mobile applications, as a proof-of-concept, which will demonstrate the use of the API.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: This technical report is one part of a larger software application project.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Website Design
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet > World Wide Web > Websites > Website Design
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Website Design
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Website Design
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science in Software Systems
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 13:30
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 15:02
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/618

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