MCITS Abstracts

iVet: An Android – Based Application for Navigating Veterinary and Pet Clinics

Most of the time, people or animal lovers tend to visit a Veterinary and Pet Clinics. This is to guide and secure their pets from harmful bacteria and possible illness that may infect them. But somehow, they do not know which Veterinary and pet clinic to visit. On the other hand, the shocking number of animal cruelty cases reported daily on television, on the Internet and in newspapers. Most cases are never reported, and most animal suffering goes unrecognized.

The researchers used CodeIgniter PHP framework for the Web Server and a native approach for the android application. The iVet application is designed to generate a trusted and easy-access navigation of Veterinary and Pet Clinics within Davao City range. In addition, the application allows user to send incident reports of animal cruelty which will be sent to the Web Server that is controlled by the City Veterinary. Rational Unified Process was the process model applied which has four phases: Inception, Elaboration, Construction and Transition. Black box testing was utilized by the researchers to test and critique the functionalities of the application. Fifty-two (52) Pet owners, two (2) Veterinary and Pet Clinics and one (1) City Veterinary with a total of 55 respondents tested the efficiency of the android application. Among 55 respondents, 55 or 100% of the respondents agreed to the iVet application. The researchers’ application is an effective tool to navigate Veterinary and Pet Clinics and an aide in sending Incident Reports.

Keywords: Android, Black Box Testing, CodeIgniter PHP Framework, iVet and RUP Process Model.

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CheckKoBayadKo: A Web –Based Application for Students’ Financial Transaction with Scheduled SMS Notification using Cron Job

In any school business, financial transaction is vital because it is the fuel of the institution for giving quality education and services to their stakeholders. Unfortunately, the school experienced delayed payments due to the discrepancies of their financial data. In this study, the researchers introduced a web-based application that would track students’ financial transaction and received a scheduled SMS notification for the students and parents of the Jose Maria College.

The researchers used the Constructive Method and Iterative Process Model as a research and technical development methodology. The researchers also used fuel PHP framework for the web-based application and Cron job that serves as a time-based job scheduler for sending scheduled SMS notification. For the testing of the application, the White Box testing was used by the researchers to review the smaller chunk of the application and decide if it is discarded or kept as a starting point. In user acceptance testing, the black box testing was utilized to critique the functionalities of the application. Thirty-five(35) students, seven(7) parents, three (3)Program Heads, two (2) Deans of Colleges, one (1) School Administrators’ Secretary, one (1) Principal, one (1) Vice President for Academic Affairs, one(1) Cashier, and one (1) Accountant with a total of 52 respondents tested the web-based application and received scheduled SMS notification. Among the 52 respondents, 52 or 100% of the respondents commented that the application was very useful in the financial information.

Keywords: Black Box Testing, CheckKoBayadKo, Constructive Research, Cron Job, White Box Testing 

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FINDING OPTIMAL REFUELING POLICIES IN A FIX ROUTE USING  GREEDY APPROACH

This study aimed to implement the linear-time greedy algorithm by Lin, Gertsch, and Russell (2006) which can provide helpful information to travelers around the world. The system is a refueling policy that can help a driver determine which gas stations to stop for minimal refueling times with the lowest total amount of gasoline consumed throughout the travel. The data used in testing were the gasoline stations, distances between stations, and the fuel prices by each station from Kidapawan City to Tubod, Lanao del Norte via Buda then back to Kidapawan City for a round trip. The route has 127 stations that the vehicle can pass by on its road trip. The developed responsive web application can run in PCs, smartphones, and tabs. It is able to create an optimal refueling policy and is able to get the lowest cost of gasoline with minimal stops for refueling for a vehicle traveling in a fix route. Through this web application, drivers from anywhere can save money and effort in deciding where to stop next to refuel their vehicles


COMPUTING THE LONGEST COMMON SUBSEQUENCE IN WORD DOCUMENTS USING DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING APPROACH

The study is aimed to create a system that will compute the Longest Common Subsequence (LCS) of a given two Word documents. The Dynamic Programming Approach was used in the computation of the LCS. The data used in testing the system are 42 Word document files classified into six input cases. The developed system accurately generates the LCS of two Word documents. The similarity coefficient of two Word documents can show how much of the contents of one document are copied from another document provided that the common words are arranged in the same sequence. The system is therefore beneficial in determining the similarity of two Word documents where the common words are listed in the same order.


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