When having dinner, a group of individuals would split the bill evenly or separately, but it is time-consuming and inefficient. First of all, splitting the bill can lead to unequal distribution of the costs per person. With the rise in technology in recent years, many tech companies have created apps for the food industry for customers to use as ways to order food, deliver food, and pay for food without any issues. However, the majority of the apps created do not have a way of allowing the user to efficiently split the bill without any issues, especially in large groups. This led to our group's decision to create an app that allows the user to be able to order food from multiple restaurants and split the bill depending on the items ordered.
1. A Use Case Analysis for the application: needed to gather information for our project to start as the main goal of the Use Case is how individuals will be able to use and interact with our application in different types of situations
2. A user journey map for both the party user and host: this is needed for the use of designing the application which can decide the journey the user or the host can have within the app
3. UI screen designs that reflect the user journey: this is very important to the design of the application in Flutter as the goal of this project is to have the application be similar to the UI screen designs created before the development of the app
4. A prototype Flutter application that is able to create parties, order food, and split bills effectively and efficiently: the targeted outcome of this project is our “solution” to the main problem of splitting the bill at restaurants. This prototype will use dummy data and not have any server-side logic.
Summary and Accomplishments
-Created a Use Case analysis for the application
-Created a Wireframe, the UI, and the prototype of the application
From what is assumed, this project will not be continuing in the following semesters. There is a lack of chemistry between the group members and as a result, some of the members would like to change groups. The project itself is such a beautiful topic to work on for R and D, so it is a shame that this project will likely not be worked on next semester.