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Project Progress Summary
   


Changes since Midterm

Based on the feedbacks gained from the midterms as well as the user testing, our team has implemented the following changes:
  1. Introduction of Guest Account
  2. Usage of vector offline map (Mapsforge) instead of Raster offline map (OSMDroid)
Project Highlights
Iteration Descriptions / Highlight
4 Increasing Scope to be Done

After the discussions we had with the sponsor, we have decided to implement a few changes in the project scope to provide a more holistic experience of the application. Hence, as mentioned in midterm, more native pages are introduced in the application, which majorly affected the project schedule.
In view of this change, our team has decided to drop one of our additional functionality to better concentrate on the additional functions to be done.

10 Introduction of Guest Function and Change in Offline Map

From the feedbacks received from the midterm presentation and the user testing, our team decided to add in a Guest function to allow users to try out the functions without the need to login. Additionally, many entry points are included to allow users to login.
Furthermore, our team changes our offline map library used to Mapsforge, a library which supports vector maps. The actual map file will be stored within Qiito server, where it can be retrieved when users download their travelogue.
To cater to this, our team decided to drop our additional functionality and instead focus on the new changes.

Project Challenges
Challenge Description
Implementing workable Offline Map
  1. Difficulty getting documentation for OSMDroid
  2. Change from OSMDroid to Mapsforge
  3. Directly changing Mapsforge
  4. Understanding the rendering of maps in Mapsforge
  5. Integrate 2 versions of Mapsforge
Out of Memory Error
  1. Small phone memory causes significant out of memory error
  2. Different phone model has different assigned phone memory and procedures for phone memory release, resulting in differing debugging results
  3. Manage to use lazy loading and other more efficient codes to mitigate the problem
Project Achievements

Project Management
   


Project Schedule
Metrics
Change Request Log
Technical Complexity
Complex Feature Description
1. Offline Vector Map (Mapsforge)

Purpose of feature

  • To display and render offline map when users download a travelogue
  • To display pins and navigation to other applications via the map

Complexity of Feature

  • Direct customization of the library source code
  • Integrating 2 versions of source code into 1
  • Find and retrieve the right file type to be downloaded
  • Limited documentation available in the internet

For more information on the complexity of this feature, please view here

2. SherlockActionBar Library

Purpose of the Feature

  • Provide standard view for phone versions 2.3 and above
  • Customize action bar to suit Qiito's business concept

Complexity of Feature

  • Integrate Fragments to Online (Google Map) and Offline Map (Mapsforge) Library

Product Quality
   


Project Deliverables
Stage Specification Module
Project Management Minutes
Metrics
Requirements Change Request Log
Story Board
Analysis Use Case
Design System Architecture
Database Diagram
Testing Usability Test
Handover Documentation
  • Comments of codes
  • Documents on setting up Eclipse
  • Procedure to deploy in Google Play
Quality
Quality Attribute Description
Performance

1. Improvement in performance in terms of loading speed and minimal crashes

  • Implementation of GZip and Lazy Loading
  • Removal of excess or redundant resources used by clearing bitmap images
Usability

2. Improvement in User navigation and look and feel

  • Include guides for users when they first install the application
  • Introduce the guest account to allow users to try out more functions before logging in as users
Deployment

Qiito has 3 servers used: one for development, another to simulate real data usage, and the live server used for their users.
The compiled apk package is then uploaded into Google Play, where any users can access to this.

Click here to download our latest application version!

Testing
For this project, we have done a total 3 user tests. The first 2 caters more towards testing the functionality of the application, while the last user testing is geared more towards the user experience and interface of the application


Reflection
   


Team Reflection
Individual Reflection