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Mobile application for reading latest news from multiple sources

Aleš Watzak (2013) Mobile application for reading latest news from multiple sources. EngD thesis.

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    Thesis covers development of an application for mobile devices running Android operating system. It enables users to keep up to date with the latest news, weather and traffic report. News delivery service is available wherever there is Internet access and not limited to a physical location like an office with desktop computer. To this end we developed two applications. First represents server part of the application and runs on Apache web server. The second part is a client application which users install on their Android mobile devices. We start this thesis with introduction of development tools and technology used during the development followed by a detailed presentation of our client side mobile application. Client transfers news articles and other data from the server and presents it on the users screen. Server delivers news in XML and partly in XHTML format so a proper parsing of this data is implemented. We used Google Cloud Messaging and its push technology for prompt delivery of any new stories at chosen intervals. Server keeps track of multiple news sources and parses their RSS feeds to get latest news. It then categorizes articles and saves them in MySQL database. Similarly it processes and saves weather and traffic data. Client application can then access all this data at any time. We conclude the thesis with some ideas for future upgrades.

    Item Type: Thesis (EngD thesis)
    Keywords: Android, application, GCM, mobile device, server, client, news
    Number of Pages: 33
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Name and SurnameIDFunction
    izr. prof. dr. Marko Robnik Šikonja276Mentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50070&select=(ID=9992788)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Computer and Information Science
    Item ID: 2089
    Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2013 16:45
    Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:34
    URI: http://eprints.fri.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/2089

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