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City route planner on Mobile
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In big cities to plan right route from source to destination is a big problem, especially on the move. This project targets to a portal providing service to find right routes for particular city on Mobile (i.e. on the move). For this purpose we'll be having a portal having installed application which can find right route given source and destination pair in any city. In this project all the data about the routes and transport system in city is provided to application running on the portal. So all the computation needed to find path is done on the server which can be contacted by any client having access to internet.
Utility of this type of project is immense. This application can be deployed commercially or in public interest by Cellular service provider. Anybody on the move can use this facility to plan its journey with the help of it. Motivation behind this project is to use reach of mobile to everyone. First of all a system is needed to help passengers get the routes easily for any big city. For instance in India, such software can help commuters to get bus routes and numbers in Delhi, bus and train routes in Mumbai. To start with there will be a database containing (may be structured or flat or semi structured) possible route information with bus/train information. This information is used to get routes using approximation algorithm. (For small data rule based approach will suffice but it won?t scale.) This application will have web/SMS interface to be used by different clients.
Web based such system for Mumbai:- http://www.cse.iitb.ac.in/navigator/index.html Wireless toolkit tutorial - http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/mobility/midp/articles/wtoolkit/ Sample codes and articles- http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/mobility/allsamples/ http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/mobility/allarticles/ http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/mobility/allttips/ http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/mobility/midp/samples/ For SMS service http://www.kannel.org http://www.gsmworld.com/technology/gprs/intro.shtml#1d