Web application – 1st prototype functionalities
Functionalities which will be supported by the web application are listed below:
- Create User Account: An account in the system is created through the web, with an email address and password for authentication. This account is the same for the mobile app.
- Browse Map: A map is available in the web and mobile app. In addition to all generic map data, T&Tnet specific tips can be indicated on the map. The user can specify what types of tips to show (a checklist will be provided with limited categories). Selecting a tip on the map will show any additional information about that point, such as comments from users. The T&Tnet user can freely browse the map to learn about areas in order to make her/his trip more comfortable.
- Plan Trip: The user can draw a trip for a future point. This will be done through the web interface. More specifically, the user provides start and end points, either by clicking the map or by providing the specific address. For the 1st prototype, there is only one way to specify a trip by clicking on the map. The user can provide the start and point of the trip with her/his personal travel preferences such as kind of public transports, walk distance etc.
- Enter Tip: A tip is an accessibility-related piece of information about a specific point on the map. Tip types include the location of escalators, stairs, elevators and toilets. The platform will also support temporal (time-limited) tips, for instance, when a street or accessibility enabler is blocked, broken etc. Each type has an icon. To enter a tip, the type of tip (icon) is selected. In the web interface, the location is chosen by clicking the map or writing an address. In addition, the user can provide a comment to describe the accessibility in more detail, or enter additional info about the spot. For temporal tips, an expected duration must be provided, after which the tip is removed from the system. Tips and comments can be deleted by the user entered them.