A mobile application for road rescue services
Wambugu, Joel Ngethe
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The Kenyan road system, as known by the citizens, has its advantages and disadvantages. Although the presence of the super highways and the Bypass has improved it quite significantly, the system still faces challenges in its day to day use. Some of these challenges are: traffic jams which are mostly caused by poor drivers who don’t know or follow the traffic rules, having to carry bulky road safety handbooks and long response time during car emergencies that require road rescue services. This road rescue system comes to combat some of the above problems where the road users can have a mobile application platform where they can learn the basic road safety rules and also get access to various rescue services like tow car services or roadside assistance and contacting the traffic police in case they are needed. The application being mobile based makes it easily accessible than the web based ones as it can be accessed by a single icon tap on the screen. The system will be developed using an object oriented approach through the agile methodology. It will be developed using android studio as the integrated development environment and firebase as the database management system. The programming language will be java and CSS for styling and mark-up.