Design and Implementation of an Android Based Tourist Guide

Sadiku, P.O. and Ogundokun, Roseline Oluwaseun and Habib, E.A.A. and Akande, A. (2019) Design and Implementation of an Android Based Tourist Guide. International Journal of Modern Hospitality and Tourism, 1 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 2518-9099 (online)

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Purpose: With the wide range of services provided by a guide, clearly meeting the needs tourist in all aspects is a challenge. Hence, this paper presents a mobile guide for tourists which was majorly designed to provide adequate information for prospective tourist either Nigeria or Foreigners within Nigeria. Methodology: This mobile guide has information on the tourism Agency in Nigeria, location of hotels, airlines, tourist centers of the 36 states of Nigeria. It also assists tourists in locating tourist centers of choice with the embedded Google Map. The application is to include all airlines plying the domestic ways of Nigeria, few luxury hotels and tourist attractions in the country. The android framework would be implemented and a mobile client application that runs on the Android OS later than 3.2 (Honeycomb). Results: Information is a paramount aspect of any society. To access adequate, complete and current information is the concern of everyone. The need for unadulterated information is a key factor that every society desire. Tourist guide which is an android application developed to address the challenges of where and how to get information. It addresses the issue of the cost of getting information, the authenticity of information and lots more by the Nigerian tourist. Tourists who have this application would familiarize themselves with information about tourist attractions. Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy: This Mobile tourist guide system is needed in this era where Nigeria is most versatile and has a high index in terms of growth in telecommunication’s usage and mobile phones users. Nigerians are heavy users of mobile devices. It is, therefore, important to create awareness for the mobile application when fully updated. Electronic payment systems need to be incorporated. Regular update of information on items needs to be incorporated and a feedback mechanism is usually recommended so as to get diverse options from the users about the application Keywords: Tourism, Android, Google Map, Tourist Guide, Hotels, Mobile

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2019 11:26
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2019 11:26

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