Tow of the following requirement but with different design
You are required to develop a simple application in Client – Server based orientation service for online - offline car renting business using portable devices, such as laptops, mobile phones or tablets.
A general data sharing function is required for the application.
The main function is to submit data (text, image, documents, video or audio clips) to the server and access the data via the Wi-Fi or 3G mobile wireless network.
Three points, person 1, person 2 and the server, should be connected into your system, i.e. person 1 uses a portable device to send the request to person 2 about renting, for example, he/she wants to rent a specific car. The request can be a text message.
Person 2 will send his response back to the system to indicate the availability and the renting process, e.g. daily rate, weekly rate, or monthly payment, and the information for the car, e.g. the make, the number of doors, colour, and the terms and conditions for the customers.
A response can be a text message, image file or video clip(s).
Person 1 can view the information from person 2, and then send the response back to person 2 with text, audio or image.
All the communications are required to be stored in the server.
You should use an appropriate Design Pattern for the design and creation of your software.
Hints and Tips for Approaching the Problem
1. Both people need a login facility, i.e.
a. Basic login: username, password
b. Advanced login: create account – username, password, email address, affiliation, etc.
2. Person 1 needs:
a. A message sending facility to send the request to the server;
b. A viewing facility to retrieve person2’s replies from the server;
c. Basic retrieve: text message;
d. Intermediate retrieve: static image;
e. Advanced retrieve: audio or video clip (s);
3. Person 2 needs a reply facility back to person 1:
a. Basic sending facility: a text message;
b. Intermediate sending facility: static image;
c. Advanced sending facility: audio or video.
4. Server facility needs to
a. Connect both person 1 and person 2;
b. Stores person 1’s requests/inquiries and person 2’s replies.
You can download some sample code from Unilearn but they are not your answers. You can get some resources from the references listed at the end of the document.