In today’s day and age, technology has found its way into almost all facets of life. It has improved our quality of life by making once arduous and time consuming tasks extremely easy and convenient. Technology has helped people manage their time and lives better. This is a driving force behind the Patron Queuing System (PQS). It will use technology to provide users with up to the minute information about businesses and other establishment’s current occupancy as well as other useful information. People will be able to access this information from a few ways. They can either go to a website or use their cell phone to text message our server bot that will relay the information requested. At the establishments, a sensor will be installed that will keep track of the amount of people currently at the location. The data that the sensor records will then be sent to our server via the internet and be added to our database. Based on the data the patron receives, it can make time saving choices about their next course of action.
The PQS works as follows: A user will want to know the current occupancy of a specific location. They can use their cell phones to text message a bot on our server. A menu will show up letting them see their choices. They can then send a number reply back to the bot. The bot then accesses the database storing PQS data and retrieves the information to the user. The data will be placed into the database via a client-side program. The program will record the number of the times the sensor is triggered, indicating current occupancy. This data is sent and stored on the server’s database is what will be displayed on the cell phone or the web.
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