xAlert Abstract - Ananda Mela

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xAlert
Abstract


Need exists for
A
lerting systems that can help individuals seek
assistance

in case of
emergency

or insecure situations. Ease of use, ease of activation and discreteness of operation
are of utmost i
mportance for those systems
.

Ubiquity of
smart phones/mobile devices with
advanced interfaces and sensors makes them best candidates to cater to such needs.

xAlert is a safety alerting mobile application that can be used by any one in emergency,
insecure, sensitive or life threatening situations
to alert family members and/or security officials,
with minimal user effort/input for activation.

xAlert uses

advanced technologies like speech
recognition, Near Field Communication (NFC) as well as conventional Graphical User Interface
(GUI)

to initiate t
he alerts during needy situations
. The

alert

messages are sent to
one or multiple
pre
-
assigned contacts

in the form of phone calls, emails
, facebook postings,
Twitter messages

and text messages
. G
eographical positional information
is included
to help quick

location of the
caller.


xAlert

is
developed

by
using
Eclipse Integrated Development Environment with Android
Development Toolkit. The minimum Android SDK API level
11,

Java development Kit level 1.6

and SQLite database 3.7.10.
The application is compatib
le with NFC enabled phones; Ice Cream
Sandwich or Jelly Bean
versions of Android
operating system.

Users need to download,
install
on their device and activate by clicking on the xAlert icon.
From Contacts menu users can
customize the set up.

Development o
f
xAlert

is completed and
deployed
.

User testing of
xAlert
by several end
users
is completed and the feedback is very positive.

In summary, xAlert fulfills all the design
goals and is ready to serve the intended purpose of
increas
ing

the safety of the public
.