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Handymano: Technical Report

Novosel, Denis (2021) Handymano: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Throughout last couple of years, I spent large amount of time search for trustworthy professional service providers such as plumbers, electricians and carpenters. Most recent case was when weather started getting colder each day in Ireland and radiators would not heat in my apartment. I did not want to risk getting poor service so I spent some time reading reviews, browsing through Facebook groups and generally browsing the internet for good plumbers.

Throughout my research I found few websites in Ireland that work similarly to my application where user is required to either specify what type of service they require and someone from the company team will reach out back to the user with quotes from different companies/tradespeople or the website requires you to spend significant amount of time describing the service that you need and then post the ad on the public board.

Second type of websites I found were individual websites of tradespeople and business performing the services. All these websites bring initial and maintenance charges and can potentially be inconvenient for the owner to manage content.

Eventually I managed to find the person that has done fantastic job, but I wished there were an easier way. A way where I could see that person’s previous work and their verified references – all that only couple of clicks away.

Another feature I wanted was to place an ad where I need some service done such as re-painting the room or lay new set of tiles in my bathroom, but also being able to check the previous project or reviews of the person that offers their service to me.

Lastly, I have decided to call my application “Handymano” because I was not able to find any other application with that name and no domains registered that would conflict with the name of my application.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science

Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software > Mobile Phone Applications
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2021 16:20
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 09:39
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5013

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