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Wait App: Technical Report

Lynch, Gary (2020) Wait App: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The food service industry is one of the largest industries in the world. It spans across every country and many different sectors such as hospitality and retail either rely on or have their own food service industry. From bar service to restaurants it can be seen everywhere and most people go out on a regular basis to enjoy the service. With this in mind the industry has been slow to update to the modern age even with technical advances in the recent years. We have begun to see the sector finally evolve in places such as America but the rollout is very slow and even more-so than this, it is very expensive. Modern applications also require modern systems to run with them which is a risky business expense to the owners that they may not be willing to make.

My idea is to create a system that will allow waiting staff in restaurants to create and fulfil orders using just a tablet or smartphone. the orders will be sent directly to the kitchen. The goal is to not have this application replace the waiting staff and their jobs but to make their jobs easier. As it stands they have to take multiple journeys to and from the kitchen to send orders in and come back to take more orders, if I can cut out this journey it will be beneficial to everyone as it will allow the overall workflow to be more efficient. With the system being more efficient than just using the paper docket system currently in place it will make the day to day operation of restaurants more manageable and will make rushes in the industry less stressful as they can go from table to table creating orders rather than having to go in and out of the kitchen repeatedly with each individual order.

The application is made using Visual Studio Code and will have a minimalistic design so as not to distract from the features of the application. The goal is to be as simple as possible on the surface level so as not to dissuade any of the people from the idea of the application. The interface is going to hide all of the complicated parts of the application from the user and give them a simple experience when using it. The database will have a login and signup to be more secure and require users to sign in before they can use the application. The application will use a MySQLi database to store all of the information used for all of the transactions.

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
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software

H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Hospitality Industry
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: 07 Mar 2022 13:58
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2022 13:58
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5545

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