With the convergence of traditional computers and mobile telephony, the new smart devices capable of running customized applications have been on the rise. These smart devices uses Android (the first comprehensive open source operating system) equipped with Dalvik virtual machine and Linux kernel. It is a platform that allows developers to develop and design applications which can turn simple cell phones into smart phones. Usually, people use their smart phones for social networking, business activities and various other purposes. There is a need for educational establishments to embrace this new mode of information dissemination. The developed system is going to help the students to locate their class rooms and staff according to the time table. Global Positioning System (GPS) and Google Maps is also integrated with CSLA which help users to follow the exact path to reach their desired destination. n year 2011, A Gomez-Goiri et al., proposed an application that reduces mobility of disabled person in supermarket as it maps all the products with the supermarket map . In the year 2014, Karan Punjabi et al., proposed a bus locator via Short Message Service (SMS) android application which automates all aspects related to college bus arrival. It uses GPS receiver to get the current location of the Bus and SMS to inform the registered students when bus is near their destination . In the year 2012, Diego Gargallo Tarin developed an application ‘UJI Smart Campus: the Place Finder’ which allows users to locate people and place in the campus. The application provides a base map with every room that locates rooms and connects peoples and displays them on a map . In 2013, M.F.A Abdullah et al., presented a paper which proposed application ‘GPS and SMS based child tracking system’. It uses GPS and SMS based services that help parents to track children, parents need to send SMS to child phone to get his location . In year 2012, Yizheng Liao et al., in his paper presents a library automation application that uses image process- ing algorithm to search for book in the library. In year 2012, Michael Austin et al., in his paper proposed navigational instructions for locations on the campus of ‘Elizabeth City State University’, it uses GPS to get the location and tell the way to be followed to reach destination in university . In year 2012, Birhanu Hailemariam developed an application ‘Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) based indoor locali- zation system’ that uses existing wireless facility to locate a target object in indoor environment. The sensor reading used for the location estimation is the RSSI measured from the Access Points (APs) . codeshoppy
GNDEC face the challenging task of locating class rooms according to the new time table with the fall of new semester. They have to manually write schedule for their class rooms which is time consuming. Departments put up notices on the notice board for time tables. Students need to view map of the campus to locate class rooms. In manual system single class room can be allocated to more than one class simultaneously. Drawbacks of the manual system can be overcome by the CSLA. The application can be easily accessed by the user at any time.
SQLite is the database system used in this capstone project application for storing data. Output generated by the application is retrieved from SQLite. Location based services are used to pin point the user location and show the route to be followed from the source to destination point. Java is used to program the application and the user interface is created using Extensible Markup Language. The android providesstructured data persistence through a combination of SQLite databases and content providers.