Web In Progress – project details
As promised I came back with details and links about the Web In Progress finalists.
- AirJobDone – Andrei Dulceanu (Apache License 2.0)
Air Job Done is an Adobe AIR client which helps people to find a job by scanning the major job sites and by submitting an alert when a job corresponding to the user’s criteria is found.
Other capabilities: sending of an e-mail/twit over Twitter when a job is found, real-time searching for jobs (background job), showing where the companies are located (only for Bucharest), recommendation system for similar jobs.
Air Job Done will be implemented as a widget and the following technologies will be used in developing it: Adobe AIR, Yahoo BOSS, Yahoo Maps, Twitter API.
- Face Recognition for Mobile Phones – Octavian Sima, Elena Holobiuc (BSD license)
In our project, we develop a face recognition mobile phone application able to connect and send a photo to a server. The server will detect faces in that image, apply some image processing techniques, perform face recognition and, using the recognized persons’ IDs, extract information about those persons from a MySQL database. The recognize faces and persons data will be sent back to the mobile phone and displayed.
We will also develop a real-time web-cam face detection and recognition software which will be used to generate training face images and to test recognition performances.
- Image gallery – Silvia Elena Stanculescu
The Image Gallery will be an free, open source project enabling management and publication of digital photographs through a PHP-enabled web server. Image Gallery will be created to provide an easy place for friends and relatives to create and maintain their own photo albums.
- LabRemote – Ioan-Alexandru Eftimie, Sergiu Iordache, Irina Preșa (GPL v3)
Using this application the assistant can easily take attendance and grade the students using the smartphone.
The application will allow retrieving the student list (name and avatar) according to the timetable, grading the students and exporting/synchronizing the information back to Moodle and/or Google Docs / other interfaces. It will also allow viewing/editing the timetable, group assignment and attendance from the smartphone information.
- Plant Care – Sinziana Mihaela Gafitanu (LGPL)
Plant Care is an application for smart phones that use the Android OS designed to help users take care of house plants. Its main purpose is to keep track of the watering schedule, displaying notifications every time a plant needs watering. The app keeps track of the climate of the area and modifies the water intake according to season, and the type of plant.
The application creates a profile for every plant, including the species (or places it in a group of plant with similar characteristics), the position in the room (how much light it receives ), information about fertilizer, plus a few tips and tricks. It uses this information to create a schedule for every plant and a big schedule for all the plants (there will be small rectifications here in order to group the plants, so that the number of task associated to taking care of them is reduced as much as possible).
Further scheduling can be accomplished by setting time intervals when the user is not home, and can’t take care of the plants, in that interval no notifications will be displayed. There is also a delay function that allows the user to postpone the watering if he is unable to do so at that time.
If a user does not know the species of a certain plant, there is an intuitive interface that guides the user through a variety of characteristics of witch he has to choose in order to identify a group that would be similar to the needs of the plant.
- Thematic chat – Marius-Tudor Benea (Modified BSD License)