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VALLEY VIEW UNIVERSITY
INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 1

(Chick-Droid)
AN ANDROID BASED MOBILE POULTRY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
CASE STUDY: ANNETTEY AND SONS POULTRY FARMS
BY
QUAINOO DERRICK KOJO KWANSA
208IT02003920
DISSERTATION SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BSC) IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SUPERVISOR:

MR. EDWARD ANSONG

DATE
9TH JANUARY, 2012
DECLARATION
This is to declare that, the research work underlying this thesis has been carried out by the under mentioned student under the supervisor. Both student and the supervisor certify that the work documented in this thesis is the output of the research conducted by the student as part of her final year project work in partial fulfillment of the requirement of the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree. STUDENT: SUPERVISOR:

Quainoo Derrick Kojo Kwansa Mr. Edward Ansong

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SIGNATURE SIGNATURE
DATE: 9th January, 2012DATE: 9th January, 2012

CHAPTER 1

1.0. INTRODUCTION3
1.1 SUBJECT AND FIELD OF STUDY5
1.2 STUDY OBJECTIVES5
1.2.1 GLOBAL OBJECTIVES5
1.2.2 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES5
1.3 BACKGROUND OF STUDY6
1.4 SCOPE7
1.5 JUSTIFICATION7
1.6 METHODOLOGY8
1.7 EXPECTED RESULTS10
1.8 PRESENTATION OF THESIS10
1.9 STUDY WORK PLAN11

CHAPTER 1
1.0 INTRODUCTION
The power of information technology has been felt in all the sectors around the world. With the introduction of mobile application development as an aspect of ICT there has been a huge improvement in the availability and portability of applications in our day to day business transactions. Mobile application development is the course of action by which application software is designed and developed for hand-held devices like mobile phones, personal digital assistants, etc. With regard to the Agricultural sector most applications are based on traditional Stand-alone computers that do not suit the versatile nature of agricultural data. In the past couple of years we have witnessed tremendous growth in mobile users all over the world as the entry of smartphones in the market at affordable prices has triggered their usage. We have experienced a major shift in the way we access the internet today with mobiles becoming the primary access point for internet usage. In today’s fast paced world, phones are not just used for calling, playing games etc. but with smartphones we can schedule our complete day, check emails, make conference calls, connect using social network and a perform a host of other activities. The growth of mobile phone market has generated a huge demand for various mobile applications. Numerous mobile phone applications are available that simplify various tasks for the users due to which we saw an accelerated growth of software/application development for mobile devices. This study is to create a mobile poultry management system that would inculcate the features of traditional poultry management into a mobile application that would simplify, make available and portable the day-to-day transactions in a poultry farm. 2.1 SUBJECT AND FIELD OF STUDY

This study is in the subject area of Information Technology and Agriculture with emphasis on how best Mobile software development and Database management can improve the activities on the majority of small scale Poultry industries found in Ghana today. 2.2 STUDY OBJECTIVES

The study objectives of the proposed project are categorized into the following:

2.3.1 GLOBAL OBJECTIVES
The global objective of the proposed project is targeted not only to contributing to the general knowledge of ICT in agriculture but to develop a viable mobile system to maximize the effective use of technology and best practices in terms of small scale poultry farms.

2.3.2 SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
In achieving the general...
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