Carleton University - School of Computer Science Honours Project
Winter 2017
Bus Shelter Helper
Brett Jenken
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ABSTRACT
The goal of this report is to outline the creation of an Android application that will make use of the OCTranspo API service in order to provide the user with easy access to GPS-adjusted arrival times for their favourite bus stops. This will be accomplished by first creating an intuitive User Interface that allows for quick access to the users saved stops and routes, which will be retrieved from an associated database. The application will also load information regarding each bus stop from the GTFS files provided by OCTranspo, which will be used when the user wishes to search for a new stop. The app was successful in achieving this functionality, and provided an educational experience into the world of Android development. It should also provide a solid foundation for any future developer who wishes to add additional functionality (i.e. Google Maps integration, trip planning, etc.).