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CSE494 – Mobile Health and Social Networking
How many carpool here?
Would having an application that takes all the guesswork, planning, mapping, timing etc. work out of organizing a carpool make you want to reap the benefits?
The United States consumes 21 million barrels of oil each day
Automobiles – 9 million barrels
Some experts predict that oil consumption will peak as soon as the year 2020
Current applications are difficult to use and need additional functionality to be useful.
Very little developed for mobile devices
“Carticipate” would work but has no user base to draw from.
Our application focus on ease of use, convenience and trust building between users (similar to couchsurfing)
The idea of using social networking for finding carpools is nothing new
There are many internet sites that offer carpool services, such as PickUp Pal, Facebook.
Carticipate is a iPhone app designed to connect people looking for carpools – similar features to our proposal
Carticipate tends to struggle from lack of users.
Only 10.8% of all commuters carpool due reasons such as the following:
Not as convenient as driving alone
Finding people willing to carpool with them
Security Concerns: Sending personal information.
With this application we hope by making application take out the hassles of carpooling that more people would be willing to carpool.
Carpool App would have the following features
Test Plan consists of three phases
Phase 1: Unit Testing
We test the classes in code individually to ensure they function as they should
This allows us to find syntax errors in code
Phase 2: Integration Testing
This phase tests to see how the classes interact with each other.
The application is tested as a whole to make sure there are no glaring runtime bugs
Testing done mostly on Android emulator
Phase 3: Performance/Field Testing
Testing done on Android G1 phone.
Tests made to measure application performance
Application is then given to users unfamiliar with product to test out features and provide user feedback
1.“Carticipate: Carpooling with your iPhone (almost)” http://theappleblog.com/2008/10/22/carticipate-carpooling-with-your-iphone-almost/
traveled-work-carpool “state Master - Percent of Workers Who Traveled to Work by
Carpool (most recent) by state”
3. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/pacificnw03122006/coverstory.html“Getting Nowhere”
4. http://www.appvee.com/t/carticipate-“Carticipate Review”
supply04.html Long-Term World oil Supply Scenarios – The Future Is Neither as Bleak or
Roasy as Some Assert. John H. Wood, Gary R. Long, David F. Morehouse. Viewed on April 16,