Course & option:
Diploma in Information Technology
Tom Lorenzo, Nabil Andra, Goh Guang Zhi, Wilson Toh, Shuan Chee
In our project, we are using a variety of software to develop the web application. For development, we used NetBeans to code the functions of the application as well as to test it out before we implement it into the CPanel Server. We are also using a MySQL Database to store data that our app will require.
For designing the application, Adobe Photoshop as well as Adobe Illustrator were used in creating the original layout of the application as well as the logo of our application and user guide.
Initially the Jurong Police needed assistance with coming up with an app that could replace the functions of a physical shrill alarm.
The functions of the shrill alarm would include:
An Interface that has a shrill alarm function that is activated when user shakes or drop the phone, a Function that shows your current location and a button to immediately call 999.
A quick Record Button will also be included and will allow for the user to have an option to do a video recording quickly. With the option to do a quick record, it may assist in investigation and thus increase the chances of culprits being arrested from an additional description included in the report when the video is captured.
It will also consist of additional useful features such as locating the Nearest Police Station, locating the nearest police post, safety tips to inform the user of what to do when the incident just happened, a notification list that will send an alert SMS to the preset Next of Kin, a help page that will show the user how to use the application as well as a number for the police hotline.
The app will use the current location to send a request to the police in the vicinity, and only the receiver of the request will be able to see the location of the requestor in real time, which will also allow them to respond to the user directly.
In principle, the app will function similarly to Grab Taxi.
However, due to limitations of a web mobile application, we are unable to implement most of the functions requested by the Jurong Police. Specifically, the video recording function as well as a call to police function as they send the report.
Thus we counter proposed to the police that we would instead build a post-response application, called the JusticeApp. The JusticeApp is a community-based app that allows for users to know of the incidents that happen around their neighbourhood.
Our Application will be post-response emergency application, where the user of our Application will be able to make a report which will detail their current location, and type of incident that happened to them as well as date and time of the occurance. They will also be able to add a description to the incident to further alert users of the recent incident that they had just witnessed or was a part of.
Our Application will have a heat map where what types of crimes happen at which area of Singapore more frequently so Justice App user will be able to be cautious of the crimes they may fall victim to at specific area so that they can better prevent criminals from committing their acts.
In addition, other users of the app will be able to view the other crimes that have occurred within the area and choose to help the victims out. This will also encourage people within the neighbourhood not just to be more cautious of their surroundings, but also aware of the situation around them so that they may be able to help at any given time.
Some of the potential opportunities of the application will be that users are able to respond to victims of different incidents and that this will help build strong ties between the community. This will encourage the community to be not only vigilant in helping others but also to keep the community safe.
Other opportunities include the app being able to help the police in handling crimes in areas. It will give them information on areas that have the most crimes as well as the most types of crimes committed within Singapore. The greatest benefit would be that with the help of this application, we would be able to strengthen ties between the community and police as when responding to the incidents, the police will be able to thus easily work with the community to keep the neighbourhood safe.