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Title: Mobile Discount Directory -- Google Map's Mobile Application
Authors: Wong, Ka Ying (王嘉瑩)
Department: Department of Computer Science
Issue Date: 2010
Supervisor: Supervisor: Dr. Liu, Wenyin; First Reader: Dr. Wang, Jiying; Second Reader: Prof. Li, Qing
Subjects: Shopping -- Computer network resources.
Google Maps.
Mobile computing.
Notes: Nominated as OAPS (Outstanding Academic Papers by Students) paper by Department in 2010-11.
Abstract: Digital map is useful and helpful media to display world’s geographical information. The mature development of the wireless network technology and the widespread of Global Positioning System (GPS) promote the growth of mobile map’s application and enhancement of the application performance. These features allow the mobile users search for the scenery spots, entertainments locations and restaurants information with the digital map. The innovative development attracts verities of map application derived. This report studies several popular websites, which are related to the use of the digital map like openrice.com, navimap.com.hk and some newly launched mobile map’s applications. Learning from the advantages and addressing the limitations from these applications, this report presents a new mobile application — Mobile Discount Directory with the use of Global Positioning System to find discount, coupons and promotion information, which surround user’s current location. Mobile Discount Directory supports several automatic functions like auto discount searching and systematic coupons clipping function. Mobile device users may bookmark their favorite shops and save their favorite coupons via the personalized services. Apart from these personalized and easy-to-use functions, the application also supports intelligent features like destination directing function and notification function. This application is well-balanced in functionality and battery consumption, together with a quick response time controlling. Using this application, mobile device users can present the digital coupons at the point of purchase or meals. It brings convenient to users and helps them consume intelligently.
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