MOBILE PHONE BASED ATTENDANCE TRACKING SYSTEM
In existing system, professor takes the attendance manually and records the details of absentees or presenters. Using this records professor stores the student’s attendance in each day in the attendance list and calculates the attendance percentage manually. In this system professor must consider each student separately and keep this list safely. It takes lot of time. Professor must spend more time to record the each student’s attendance in the attendance list. The project aims in implementing software that helps professor to take the attendance using mobile phone. For this mobile must support java application. This project is based on J2ME technology. Professor enters the attendance to the mobile using keypad. It is a manual process. After saving the absentees or presenters in to the mobile, teacher can edit the attendance list in the mobile. And this attendance details can send to a computer using GPRS. After sending the files to a computer, attendance list must be updated automatically.
Modules 1.User Module:
The main purpose of the user module is to provide security. This module is specially designed for staffs, which use mobile phone to take attendance. Each staff enter username and password before enter in to attendance list. If username and password cannot match, he/she can’t enter in to attendance page.
2. Attendance Entry Module:
The purpose of Attendance Entry Module is to mark the attendance using cell phone. In this module Lecturer takes the attendance using the cell phone. Lecturers select the branch, semester and year. After this session he enters in to attendance page. Here staff makes a mark on the absentees.
3. GPRS connectivity Module:
The main function of GPRS connectivity module is sends attendance list to the server database by connecting cell phone with the server through GPRS. In this module attendance list in the cell phone is sends to the database.
4. Updating the Database Module:
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The first function of this module is to update the attendance list from the cell phone. When the attendance list from the cell phone receives, server automatically updates its database. The server updating the database whether any change from cell phone occurred.
5. Display Module:
The Displaying attendance list Module deals with the WEB application of CBAS. In this module Students can view their attendance through WEB. Student must select the branch and year then they get the attendance list of the class.
6. SMS Module:
The main advantage of SMS module is that the Students can know their attendance by sending SMS from anywhere. Students send a SMS to the server with their register number. If it is in correct format, the server will replays the attendance of corresponding student through SMS. Otherwise sends an error message.
Hardware Requirements System Processor Speed Memory Hard Disk Drive Mobile Side Software Requirements Platform Language used Development tools Database used : Windows or Linux : J2ME : JDK 1.5, WTK 2.5 : MySQL : IBM-Compatible PC : Pentium IV : 2.0 GHz : 256 MB RAM : 40 GB : Any GPRS enabled Mobile.
Technologies used : JSP, JDBC. Web Server : Apache Tomcat 5.5.9