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1 Mobile Date: A Dating Application For Mobile Phones Mark Mucha and Juan Carcheri EEL-6788 Advanced Topics in Wireless Networks Spring 2010

2 Outline Introduction Related Works Goals/Objectives System Architecture Demo Future Work Conclusion

3 Introduction Mobile Date provides a mobile system that can be used to track a users position in support of dating based on location proximity. UCF campus specialization

4 MatchMobile A mobile service rolled out by Match.com Allows users to create profiles to be viewed by other users. Free to register ( create and view profiles only ) In order to communicate with others members, you must become a paying subscriber Anywhere from $17.99 to $34.99 per month

5 MeetMoi Location based mobile dating application. Updates your location on real-time. User can log in to view pictures and profiles of nearby matches. When a match is nearby, you get an alert on your phone. Contacting others does cost money.

6 ZOGO Members are connected with anonymous text and phones calls on their mobile phones. Provides instant connection between members. Includes a prowling feature. Lets other know what neighborhood theyre in and that theyre seeking to meet up with other like-minded individuals Completely free mobile dating service.

7 Goals/Objectives Aims to build on certain features from the related systems previously mentioned Create profiles, view other user information, etc. Use both users GPS location to derive a convenient location to meet up for a date. Supply a numerical rating system for dating locations. Current target audience is UCF students, providing campus specialization

8 Platform Selection Built on the iPhone OS Written in Objective-C Development Environment – Xcode 3.14 iPhone Simulator.

9 Server Side Processing PostgreSQL Database software, used for dating information storage PHP General purpose scripting language to provide interaction with server applications Apache web server XML ASCII format of data exported from the PostgreSQL database

10 System Requirements Localized to the UCF campus and nearby areas. Incorporate user feedback with dating location ratings and reviews. Utilize GPS information to derive and display nearby profiles. Server compiles and stores user profile data.

11 User Activities

12 Top Level Design

13 Functionality Enables users to create profiles Name Picture Height in inches Sex Hair Color Eye Color Location Search others users profiles – Browsing Suggest dating locations to both users meeting up.

14 Data Flow Request Contribution

15 GUI

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17 Database Layout

18 Challenges Learning curve on Objective-C Getting familiar with iPhone development tools such as Xcode.

19 Demo

20 Anonymous Flirting Allow users to click a flirt button, saving the current location to the database with a timestamp Users can browse from their location history to see if someone flirted/had a crush with them (by reading a description of the person described by the user that started the flirt) If users are around each other frequently, the possible matches can be narrowed down Identity hidden until the initiating user allows identity to be known

21 Future Work Provide a built in instant messaging system with the client application. Possibly look into providing real time geo-location processing. Will entail implementing a map-matching scheme for providing accurate location processing. Proximity dating using Bluetooth technology Instantly flirt with and find a date within a short range.

22 Conclusion Implementation of a functioning mobile date application specialized for UCF students. More users can provide ratings with greater validity and more options for dates. Future work can make this a marketable product.


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