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dc.contributor.authorSchutt, Kyle Lynnen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-15T08:00:31Z
dc.date.available2013-05-15T08:00:31Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-14en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:884en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/22048
dc.description.abstractThe ubiquitous use of mobile devices and smartphones in the United States presents an interesting opportunity for application developers with respect to emergency management. Software engineers from the federal government to individuals have recognized the unique prospect of utilizing always-connected devices to assist in emergency notification, preparedness, and response. The federal government has instituted and ratified multiple acts and mandates with respect to mobile communications during a crisis such as the Commercial Mobile Alert System. Likewise, individual organizations and developers have created mobile applications that access weather alerts from the National Weather Service. Many of these applications utilize push notification architectures to notify users and stakeholders about impeding emergency situations. While most of these applications are geared towards a national audience, there are a few that are highly granular with a focus on the local community. This thesis presents a universal iOS application running on all iOS mobile devices: iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, and iPod Touch for the Virginia Tech community. The application is highly granular with respect to emergency response guidance and notification by providing clear, concise, and supportive information to citizens during a crisis. Additionally, the application provides another medium of delivery for the Office of Emergency Management at Virginia Tech to potentially mitigate the extent of collateral damage and secondary incidents while saving lives.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectEmergency managementen_US
dc.subjectiOS mobile software engineeringen_US
dc.subjectemergency notificationen_US
dc.subjectemergency guidanceen_US
dc.titleVTGemini: Universal iOS Application for Guided Emergency Response and Notification for the Virginia Tech Communityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineComputer Science and Applicationsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBalci, Osmanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTilevich, Elien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArthur, James D.en_US


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