Z-ENG: Development of Integrated Cross-Platform System for Books Exchange

2021-2022 tavasz

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Téma leírása

The COVID-19 has resulted in lockdowns all across the world. As a result, people stay at home, moreover, education and free time activities have changed dramatically. Children read longer books of greater difficulty during lockdown periods and according to new research, reading made them feel better while isolated from the wider world. According to the American Time Use survey, reading among people 15 years old and up increased by 21% in the May-December period in 2020 over the same period in 2019.

One neat aspect of participating in a book exchange is the benefit to the environment. According to Greenpeace, one Canadian Spruce tree can produce only 24 books. This means with only a couple of dozen exchanges you will have saved a tree. Participating in a book exchange also saves on ink and leaves a smaller environmental footprint than printing a book.

One can find several online book exchange platforms like BookCrossing, PaperBackSwap, BookMooch, BookFreeSwap, etc. These online platforms have their business models and their specific features. The general task of the student is to evaluate the existing platforms (scalability, customization, pros, and cons) and develop his localized solution for tutoring.

The task includes the development of a single integrated platform, on which users can offer their books and search for books of others, request books, lend books, communicate and organize data efficiently. A challenging task is importing book data (title, author, ISBN, publisher) from the existing bookshops (Labirint, Ozon), for which a data parser should be designed.

The development of a cross-platform book exchange system includes PC, iOS, and Android platforms.

Feltételek

  • Interest in the topic, knowledge of modern frontend and backend technologies, cross-platform software development, good command of English, knowledge of Russian is an advantage

Külső partner: SVP-IT Kft.

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