||Descriptions / Highlights
||Major Delay in Offline map
Prior to the actual start of the coding phase, it has been decided that the offline map feature is going to take much more time than that of other functions as many of us are unknown to any available map technology, let alone one catered to offline usage. Thus, we have planned to start this function early, hoping to overcome the steeper learning curve earlier in the project. Our worries turn out to be correct, where our research in Iteration 1 shows that offline map is much more complex than what we assumed to be. Judging from this, we have made an appropriate change in our schedule, thus assigning a longer time for the creating of the offline map.
||Increasing Scope to be done
During Iteration 4, in one of the client's meeting, we have come to a conclusion with our sponsor that there should be a change in the requirements of the application. In view of the need to provide a more holistic feel of the application and to cater more wholesomely for the offline purposes, the clients and us decided to include the viewing of travelogues, places as well as the listing of travelogues to be native pages. This has in turn result in a major change in the schedule as some of the functions such as the search will be pushed to the later part of the schedule.
In addition, our group has also discussed among ourselves and feel that one of the additional functions might have to be dropped as there is a high chance that this change in requirement will increase the time needed to complete this requirement.
||Change in focus for additional functionality
After the discussion with our clients, we feel that focusing on the Augmented Reality might suit the business model of the company better than that of the smart itinerary. This is because the smart itinerary creates a more "gamey" feel, which might contradict in the overall experience of the application. In addition, the smart itinerary might prove to be more troublesome for users as users can only accept the entire travelogue and are unable to edit much of it. Augmented Reality, in the other hand, provides users with an alternate view of the same data, which allows users to explore their surrounding in a more interesting manner. Thus, with these considerations in mind, our team has decided to focus our research on the implementation of augmented reality in the upcoming iterations.