CE-16.18

Title: 

Android Application - Family Protector

Author(s): 

Amurta Deshmukh

Oral Defence Date: 

12/14/2016

Location: 

TH 434

Committee: 

Profs. James Wong & Dragutin Petkovic

Abstract: 

Every parent is always concerned about the safety of their children. They wish they could keep track of their children’s whereabouts all the time. Parents want to make sure their children are in school during school hours or they come straight home from school or they are at their friend’s house when they say so. Parents also want to shield their children from the inappropriate content all over the internet. In this report, we present Family Protector an android based mobile application we designed and devel-oped, which provides parental control to ensure that the child is at a particular location at a particular time. A parent can set the various location perimeters for a child and if the child goes beyond the set pe-rimeter a message/alert will be sent to the parent. Similarly, parents can set the website categories which are not to be accessed by the child. The application will keep track of the websites visited by the child and in case of any unwanted activity will send an alert to the parents. The application also provides real time update of the child location. In case the child’s phone is offline for more than 5 minutes it alerts the parent that the child location is inaccessible. The application installed on the child’s phone checks for the various rules. Also, in case the child tries to uninstall the application it alerts the parent. We developed the application using Android Studio IDE for the android version 5.1. We used ‘Parse.com’ to implement the server side for the application. We used ‘Agile Software Development Methodology’ approach for the planning and development of the application. In conclusion, the application ensures safety of the children and provides relief to the parents.

Keywords: 

Android, Parse, Agile methodology, child safety, android, location rule, web access rule, current location

Copyright: 

Amurta Deshmukh