Application development for the Android platform: Eniro Friend Finder
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis is a an idea that derives from Eniro AB. The idea was to makean application for mobile devices that would make it easier for the user tostay in touch with friends. The application should be able to gather informationof the phone’s contacts by searching Eniro for their phone numberand present the information in a simple and convenient way. Because ofthe authors’ previous experience in Java programming the application wasmade for Android devices. Android provides a software development kitwith necessary tools and documentation for developing applications withthe Java programming language.
The result is an application that is able to search Eniro for all contacts inthe phone book and store them in a database. These are then presented inboth a list view and a map view. The list is sorted with the person livingclosest to the user’s location at the top. From the list view the user has theoption to either call the contact or send a text message. The map view containsa map with markers at the contacts’ locations. By clicking the markercertain information will be shown in a window.
There are still some bugs to fix and features to implement. Possible improvementsto the application could be functions for finding restaurants andcafes nearby and a less time consuming synchronization. Since the projectwas to be done within a limited period of time and the authors did not haveany previous experience of Android development the application should beconsidered as a prototype.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
TVE, 12 023
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-177075OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-177075DiVA: diva2:539179