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User Requirements Analysis


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Technology Complexity




User Requirements Analysis

Survey 1

This survey has been conducted to study the behaviour and interest of users for the usage of a mobile travel application. We are interested to find out what type of features would provide the "WOW" factor (must be a value-add), what are the factors/ features that will retain users, promote better user experience and lastly, to analyse how users share their travelling experiences.

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Results & Analysis

  • Users particularly look out for 1) user friendliness and 2) features of application when asked to define a good mobile application.
  • Users generally share their travelling experiences via 1) Social network - facebook, instagram, twitter, 2) Verbally over dinner, 3) Video sharing, 4) Blogs/ Forums
  • "Like" feature promotes users to share with the community.
  • 83% of respondents would like to receive place recommendations based on their interest.
  • Augmented reality is popular among respondents as it helps with locating direction, discovering new places, view places without physically being there, and its a cool feature!
  • The survey has also allowed us to eliminate creating features which were not popular among repondents such as collection of badges and photo map.

The Winners for our survey have been selected. Congratulations!!

  • Ivan Chang, Winnie Liew, Jenzus Hsu, Daryl Tay, Elaine Hoe, Samantha Ng, Beth Cheng, Frank Lim, Amanda Mok, Lee Wen Jie

  • Menu - QIITO

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  • Camera - Camera Upload

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  • Camera - Gallery Upload

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  • Downloads - Offline Itinerary

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  • QEureka - Smart Itinerary


  • QBeam - Augmented Reality


Technical Complexity

1. Display of Offline Maps for offline viewing

Whilst overseas, users may have difficulty obtaining data connectivity to have access to the full functionalities of Google Maps. Our functionality “View Itinerary Offline”, will provide the accessibility of having a pocket-sized travel guide book, based on each user’s customized itinerary, as long as the user selects to download an offline copy for future reference.
With the implementation of OSMDroid (Open Street Map Droid), the application will cache a specific map area pertaining to the user’s itinerary. This allows users to view the touring area on the offline map, complete with zooming features and search function of that particular area.

2. QBeam – Augmented Reality View

Even as locals, users may be surprised to discover unknown places of interest around their town. This is where QBeam comes in to help with the discovery, by displaying places of interests surrounding the user’s current location. This will be viewed through the lens of the phone camera, complete with the direction and distance away from the user.
The team will be looking into exploring the Vuforia and Wikitude SDKs for Android to deploy the Augmented Reality View function.

3. Qureka - Smart Itinerary

For casual travellers, planning a detailed itinerary for a short period of time from head to toe may be a hassle for some users. Thus, the application will also be providing a function to generate a smart itinerary based on a smart and detailed algorithm. The current plan as of now will be based on user’s input on:
- Country of choice
- Duration
- Food choices
- Trip theme/preferences (of activities)