We wanted to design a tool that helps campus-going individuals out with finding places within their university and organizing their college tasks. The Campus App is a smartphone application that uses fine GPS data to provide a map of campus for the user. It shows the user where they currently are located, as well as buildings and interesting locations on campus that they might be looking for. It will integrate with school schedules and events, providing nice social organization for any user.
At first we were thinking about coding pretty heavily with Android (directly coding the app to handle transactions), but we realized that platform portability would be so much better by implementing a web server. The app can then serve nearly as a glorified bookmark to a webpage that offers the services of the Campus App. In the future this will make it much easier to make the move over to supporting iPhone and other platforms.
We created an account on a free web host that provided MySQL and PHP. A table named school was created in the database to store basic information about the school.
|1||wsu||Wichita State University||37.7192||-97.2931||16|
|2||KSU||Kansas State University||39.1998||-96.581||15|
Queries the datadase table school to gather a list of all the schools, and then outputs a link to the menu.php for that school
For more detail: Marz – Prototype I Final Report: Campus App