At a Softwareengineering lesson at University, we developed a Smartphone Application to reserve and book charging points (CPs) for electric cars. [TOC]
The electric cars are growing faster than electric CPs. You can’t find a CP everywhere like the normal gas charging points. Therefore it is very important to organize your trip and to know if a CP you want to use is blocked, reserved or free to use.
Our team counted four team members. Alex Zenger and I pushed the App a lot at the beginning. We inserted the map- and listview of the CPs.
We worked really hard and at the end we had a full functional Smartphone Application with a pretty fast offline-backend.
WIth our Application it was possible to check if a charging point (CP) is in use, reserved or free. To get the status of a CP in offline mode, we developed a brand new stochastic algorithm to calculate/forecast the status of a CP. With a later developed online-backend, it was possible to reserve/book up to three CPs.
There exists a lot of different electric cars and not every CP can be used by
every car. Against this background we implemented the possibility to create a
profile fit to your electric car.
If a profile is created, the mapview and listview just show compatible CPs.
For everybody who is interested to have a look, can download our apk-file here.
Here you can see all CPs matching your profile at a choosen radius. The colour shows you the status of a CP. This view requires an internet connection.
Green = Free
Red = 100% blocked
Info about choosen CP
The listview shows like the mapview all matching CPs. This view is also available without a internet connection.
Here you can configure your profile
Here you can have a look at our advertising flyer.