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dc.contributor.advisorBarber, K. Suzanneen
dc.creatorRugunda, Solomon Mugumeen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-21T15:09:27Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-21T15:09:41Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-21T15:09:27Zen
dc.date.available2011-02-21T15:09:41Zen
dc.date.issued2010-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-12-2024en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis work takes a look at how some of the challenges facing the African Continent can be tackled by the use of Mobile Phone Applications. Mobile phone penetration in Africa is very high, as indicated by statistics from South Africa in 2009 which showed that 70% of all South Africans owned a cell-phone. As such, the mobile phone is the ideal infrastructure platform to introduce technology applications that can be easily accessed by the general public. The paper briefly discusses the current state of mobile applications on the continent including some key applications presently deployed and how they are being used to meet some major social challenges faced. The work then proposes the creation of the Mobile Doctor Application, a tool that gives simple solutions to end-users in response to their health related text message queries. The key stakeholders for this application and their respective roles are then discussed. The paper then details the requirements for the application, separates them logically and represents them graphically for a clear understanding. Also put forth are two possible different sets of architecture for this application, one fully manual and the other using different sets of technologies. Finally, each architecture is evaluated using compliance metrics and the ATAM Quality Attribute Treeen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectMobile phone applicationsen
dc.subjectAfricaen
dc.titleMobile application development in Africaen
dc.date.updated2011-02-21T15:09:41Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGraser, Thomasen
dc.description.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen


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