To produce a smartphone application that is able to work on Android and Apple devices that will allow members of the public and the emergency services to report damage to the Overhead Line network.The project will be in 4 phases.
Phase 1 will involve the development of the Apple iOS application, conversion of network data to allow the application to reference the network, and the provision of a facility to collect reports.Phase 2 will expand the ability of the server to handle multiple reports, and provide feedback to the reporting device.
Phases 1 and 2 have been carried out under the IFI scheme. This project will move the project to completion through phases 3 and 4.
Phase 3 will use the lessons learned in phase 1 and 2 to develop the application for the Android operating system.Phase 4 will see the release of both versions of the applications to the related application store, and the collection of live data. This will then allow for the evaluation of the responses from the public, and the levels of take up of the app.
Develop new procedures and processes to make use of the data submitted by users, such that the fault report submitted is integrated into the company fault management system.Develop a publicity strategy to publicise the availability of the app.Evaluate the benefit from the utility in fault reporting using smartphones.