Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University


Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Ahmed Amer


This paper will illustrate the need for a better location based social network that utilizes the latest smartphone features. Over the course of this project, we created ShoutBoard. ShoutBoard is a way for people to share messages with the people geographically close by. We accomplish this by creating a system with a client-server architecture. The user will use the iPhone app or the website to interact with our server. The server will fetch messages that other users have posted and return them to the client. Within this document, we describe in detail the problem we wish to solve, the current solutions, potential constraints of the project, a testing methodology, and user interface documentation. We highlight the reasoning behind our approach, and why we believe that ShoutBoard offers a better solution.