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Title: “B with me” A GPS based self-tracking system
Authors: Al-Thabit., Amal.
Al-Hargan, Ashwag.
Al Juhani, Asmaa.
Al-Tuwaijri, Haya.
Al-Odan, Khuloud.
Al-Mayouf, Nora.
Al-Abdullatif, Sara.
Al-Rodhaan, Mznah.
Issue Date: 2010
Abstract: High technology has touched almost every aspect of human experience all around the world. Global Positioning System (GPS) technology is no exception. In fact, it has many prospective values because it provides the coordinates of any location in its area. This is of great help especially when mobile devices are involved because the GPS makes it possible for people never to get lost. For example, a physician faced an unusual disease in a patient or new onset of epidemic (e.g. H1N1 flu) in certain area and he was in urgent need to consult and share the patient‟s symptoms, signs and the place with other people (including another physician on the internet network) for a rapid and accurate action regarding this situation. A journalist wanted to be the first in getting a scoop by swiftly informing the newspaper. An emergency event (e.g. Fire, Theft or accidents) happened and the authorities should be informed. Or simply to publicizes fabulous restaurant, a new specialty store, or a great new park for the kids to play. Therefore, communication among people should be facilitated by software that utilizes the available resources to allow people to communicate easily and immediately in another way. We aim with our project “B with me” System to implement an exciting new dimension to social networking which is the ability to share your exact geographic location with your friends using GPS technology equipped in mobile phones. The software will improve the benefit of phone‟s GPS capabilities to locate where you are, allow you to write your comment about the place and then send it to your social network space for your group to see. By combining the technology of GPS system, web social networking and Google maps in developing this application, we will facilitate sharing special moments with friends, family or social network. “B with me” is an application that allows mobile user to post comment, picture and a link to his location on the Google map to certain social networks on the Internet by using the mobile GPS capability. The idea is to simplify the transferring of information regarding a place to the social network and to ease sharing with other users in the Internet. The application depends mainly on the GPS and Google maps in localizing the location then the mobile user can add comment on the place, post a photo for it, then simply forward these data to a social network by a touch of a button. The application is not only helpful for the general user but it is also helpful in many professional fields e.g. in documentation of the newsflashes, early effective reporting of an epidemic, keeping an eye on the outlaws and in many other field (we don‟t want to give more examples to avoid mind restriction). Nowadays, GPS and Internet connection are common among regular mobile phones users. It is mandatory to have a mobile phone equipped with GPS software and hardware in addition to internet connection to be able to use this application.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/17607
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