Development of a Tourism Mobile Application Using Linear Search Algorithm Linked to Cloud-based NoSQL Document Database

Abstract

Purpose – The researchers planned to develop a secure tourism mobile application that acts as a digital guide to help tourists navigate the city. It has features that answer frequently asked questions by tourists while traveling, as well as security features that are required.

Method – The JavaScript and React Native framework platforms were used to create the mobile application. The application is designed to protect user information and itself by utilizing Firestore and NoSQL Realtime databases. It is also capable of restricting access to unregistered accounts via Firebase authentication, verifying real users via OTPs, masking critical data via obfuscation, and detecting or blocking devices with an unusual number of requests.

Results – The testing results showed that the system was fully functional, with a score of 100% when the major modules were tested. Similarly, after passing all security tests, the application received a 100% system security rating and an average of 4.63 in user-friendliness surveys.

Conclusion – The developed system is a fully functional where all necessary functions are met. In terms of system security, the system passed test cases pertaining to malicious access or attacks. The developed system is simple to use, with a user-friendliness rating of 4.63. The identified rating was based on a survey of people in cities surrounding Makati.

Recommendations –Some aspects of the project that could be improved is the inclusion of travel planner and weather forecast to provide more control over tour customization, considering interactive and embedded map when doing the route-mapping for a specific accommodation or historical site, and adding a hotline for tourism office without any charges.

Research Implications – This application can be cascaded to all Local Government Unit to promote tourism. This application benefits the Tourism Office in the Local Government Unit by providing a new and convenient approach to tourism. As a result, the city's tourist-worthy locations and activities received the exposure and recognition and generated more revenue.

Author Biographies

Sergio R. Peruda Jr., School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

 Sergio R. Peruda Jr. is a Professional Computer Engineer and a licensed teacher (LET Passer) with a master’s degree in computer engineering (MEngg CpE). Currently, he is the Program Director of Computer Engineering at Asia Pacific College.

Leonardo A. Samaniego Jr., School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Leonardo Samaniego Jr. holds an Electronics Engineer license. He also holds a Master of Engineering degree with a major in Electronics Engineering from MAPUA Institute of Technology. He is currently the Executive Director of Asia Pacific College's School of Engineering.

Stanley Glenn E. Brucal, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Stanley Glenn Brucal is a graduate of BS Electronics Engineering from Adamson University (2003) and Master of Engineering major in Electronics and Communications Engineering from De La Salle University (2006). He is a Professional Electronics Engineer (PECE), an ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer (ACPE), and currently the Registrar of Asia Pacific College. 

Einstein D. Yong, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Einstein Yong is a Professional Computer Engineer. He is currently an Associate Professor at Asia Pacific College's School of Engineering. 

Luigi Carlo M. De Jesus, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Luigi Carlo De Jesus is a Master of Engineering Major in Computer Engineering graduate of Asia Pacific College. He is a licensed Electronics Engineer, Electronics Technician (2nd Placer), and the current Engineering and Science Laboratory Office (ESLO) Head of Asia Pacific College - School of Engineering.

Prince Carlo P. Juguilon, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Prince Carlo Juguilon is the senior frontend developer of Etica and a freelance full stack engineer. Currently, he is a student at Asia Pacific College taking up a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Reister L. Ruedas, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Reister Ruedas is an active member of APC’s Elite Group of Innovators, a research and development organization who competes in different research competitions. Currently, he is a student at Asia Pacific College taking up a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Giomar Dave C. Sagabaen, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Giomar Dave Sagabaen is a student leader and active member of APC’s Elite Group of Innovators, a research and development organization who competes in different research competitions. Currently, he is a student at Asia Pacific College taking up a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Arnel E. Torio, School of Engineering, Asia Pacific College, Philippines

Arnel Torio is an active member of APC’s Elite Group of Innovators, a research and development organization who competes in different research competitions. Currently, he is a student at Asia Pacific College taking up a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering.

Published
2023-04-15
How to Cite
PERUDA JR., Sergio R. et al. Development of a Tourism Mobile Application Using Linear Search Algorithm Linked to Cloud-based NoSQL Document Database. International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, [S.l.], v. 7, p. 1956-1972, apr. 2023. ISSN 2546-115X. Available at: <//stepacademic.net/ijcsr/article/view/411>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2024.
Section
Special Issue: IRCCETE 2023

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