A mobile application for linking talented users to opportunity providers and digitally showcasing talents in the media and entertainment industry
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With the increased number of users on digital platforms such as YouTube, TV and Social media, most of the marketing is done online today. People get an opportunity to showcase what they have, all thanks to digital channels. In the light of talent showcasing, talented people have also had an opportunity to showcase their talents through various digital channels. According to a survey conducted during this research over 50% of the talented respondents who took the survey say that they showcase their talents on digital platforms such as social media. However, the same survey indicates that over 65% of the talented respondents rarely get a chance to showcase their talents. This then bring us to an understanding that much as there are digital platforms to showcase talents, the scope (quantity) of talents being showcased on these platforms is very little. With the rise in technology today, most of the people are on their phones, this can be a very good audience for talented people to showcase their talents. Thanks to the broadband internet today, the world has now become a global village, talented people can get a chance to entertain a global audience without planning for an event or preparing for any auditions. Opportunity providers such as Film production companies may need talented people in order to perform various day to day tasks. In most cases connecting with talented people for them is time consuming as one has to rally for auditions which may cost a lot of money. This project therefore seeks to solve two problems by; increasing the scope of talents being showcased in the media and entertainment industry and also bridging the gap between talented people and opportunity providers. The RAD methodology will be instrumental in ensuring that the system has been well developed and prototyped before it is released to the market. Additionally, OOAD approach will be used throughout the development period. Concepts such as inheritance and polymorphism will be implemented. Class diagrams as well as other UML diagrams will be drawn for visual representation of the system on paper. This document also explains the systems backend such as the database. Firebase DBMS is well elaborated and explained as well as the necessary IDE and languages involved in the development of the information system.