Title

K.C. Cab Client-Side Mobile Application

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

16-5-2019

End Date

16-5-2019

Abstract

K.C. Cab is a local cab company owned by Stephen Jennings here in Ellensburg. Being a small business, Mr. Jennings is always looking for ways to expand his business and compete with larger companies such as Uber and Lyft. One of the biggest hurdles for K.C. Cab has been reaching out to his younger customers who expect smart phone applications such as those provided by the previously mentioned companies. Being a part of the Ellensburg community, the CWU Computer Science department seeks out potential senior projects that can benefit community various community members. Thus, the K.C. Cab Client Mobile Application project and was created. We are the KCCoders development team composed of six CWU undergraduates, and we wish to talk about our development process, successes and failures, and the difficulties we had to overcome. Mr. Jennings wanted a mobile application for modern smart phones with basic functions similar to those found in the Uber and Lyft mobile apps. These features included the ability to request a cab to your location, get live GPS tracking of both the client and cab driver, an embedded google map displaying those positions, and various pages for user and company information. To accommodate these features, a central database server and additional driver side app development team were also required. Focusing on the client side app, the KCCoders team had to learn many new modern technologies and skills to successfully complete the project, including Facebook’s new React Native mobile framework, Javascript ES6, and the Android/iOS development kits.

Winner, Outstanding Oral Presentation, College of the Sciences.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Szilard Vajda

Department/Program

Computer Science

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May 16th, 12:00 AM May 16th, 12:00 AM

K.C. Cab Client-Side Mobile Application

Ellensburg

K.C. Cab is a local cab company owned by Stephen Jennings here in Ellensburg. Being a small business, Mr. Jennings is always looking for ways to expand his business and compete with larger companies such as Uber and Lyft. One of the biggest hurdles for K.C. Cab has been reaching out to his younger customers who expect smart phone applications such as those provided by the previously mentioned companies. Being a part of the Ellensburg community, the CWU Computer Science department seeks out potential senior projects that can benefit community various community members. Thus, the K.C. Cab Client Mobile Application project and was created. We are the KCCoders development team composed of six CWU undergraduates, and we wish to talk about our development process, successes and failures, and the difficulties we had to overcome. Mr. Jennings wanted a mobile application for modern smart phones with basic functions similar to those found in the Uber and Lyft mobile apps. These features included the ability to request a cab to your location, get live GPS tracking of both the client and cab driver, an embedded google map displaying those positions, and various pages for user and company information. To accommodate these features, a central database server and additional driver side app development team were also required. Focusing on the client side app, the KCCoders team had to learn many new modern technologies and skills to successfully complete the project, including Facebook’s new React Native mobile framework, Javascript ES6, and the Android/iOS development kits.

Winner, Outstanding Oral Presentation, College of the Sciences.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2019/Oralpres/112