Conclusion & References (Chapter 8)
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The learned knowledge and experiences during the whole project period are summarized in this chapter. Support needed in the future and expected modifications are summarized in the second part of the chapter.
Complexity and theme of project brought much new knowledge and experience. Because the developer never participated in an IT project like this, he did not have any knowledge of this theme. The Literature Review first looked unnecessary hard and needless activity, but in the end the learned knowledge got its meaning. The hardly starting research between many publications later became easier, and it became easier to find the relevant documents. Reading and working up the significant literature helped the understatement of academically language documents and recognizing their structure. One of the hardest tasks was making the schedule because too many unknown factors existed during its writing. This is why it was not possible to keep it fully. But it was good for thinking about the necessary steps and organizing the remaining time. Project analysis serially connected to Literature Review, so it could be considered as its sequel. The making of PACT defined the Definitive Brief, which specified the tasks during the whole project. First semester was filled with the making of these documents. Here was realized that this project is not only about the developing of a mobile application. But the documentation, which was not experienced before, ensured enough skill for these fields.
Many other modules’ exams needed to be done in the beginning of the second semester, so the developing could only start after this. Developing needed to be started early because the complexity of undertaken tasks, so not too much time left for planning. Waterfall method was used, which is most suitable for one person driven developing by pairing with Prototyping method. The functions are implemented, and then followed immediately testing one-by-one. The developing made many challenges for the developer. In some cases, modifications and decisions were necessary, which helped by the advice of Sponsor and Supervisor. All of already planned functions were successfully implemented during the developing. The most standard experience was how fast is the evolution of technology, and how does it challenge the developers, including the requirements of new standards, protocols and operating systems. Few years ago the external devices for the project were flawlessly connected to mobiles devices in that time, but now these devices are totally unsupported. This is why a modern device was needed to replace the older one, which is capable to perform the planned tasks, and works on mobile devices. This caused problems too because not enough support and usable method were available for the newest devices. By the end of the developing, also testing and evaluating have started. These fields were partially known; however, the usable methods were previously acknowledged but not really used before.
A working application, which can perform all the planned tasks, and works flawlessly during the tests and evaluation, was managed to create in the end of the project. The additional support and developing are not IT related, rather sport and science themed questions.
Only during the continuation of the project can the capability of created tasks reveal by the aspects of sports science for accurate repeatable measurements. The same is true for TOPS system, which was used for mental state surveying because the application’s purpose is surveying the momentary mental state, while the TOPS surveys the general state. Only professionals of this field can make an opinion about this question authentically. The capability of physical tasks can be decided after data evaluation. Elements known and advised by sponsor will be built in during the developing, which are usable methods according to sponsor’s opinion. This provides a level of guarantee for technicality.
Further usage of application will be granted by the repeated survey by students, who will perform evaluation on 18th of April. There will be a comparison basis at this time, which helps to filter out the development and planning inaccuracies, which did not come to light until this. Hopefully, the participants will find the application capable for reaching the defined goal, and will contribute to the operation of a long-living and widely used application.
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