Saturday, October 26, 2013

One of the best papers in the 11th National Conference on Information Technology Education is the paper entitled LINK APP: Linked Independent Kiosks for Application Processing. The research was conducted at the UPLB Office of Student Affairs. LINK APP is the reason why the time it takes to process student loans at OSA was significantly reduced by 75%.

LINK APP is a web application that uses HTML 5 and JavaScript to access and record loan application details in a centralized server through a local database. The local database uses localStorage and WebSQL to store data. To protect the data stored in the LINK APP database, RSA and AES encryption were used to store and transmit data.
The end users use the website of the office to generate applications forms that contain a QR Code. LINK APP is used by the staff members of the office to process the loan application forms. A downcast webcam is used to read the data.

LINK APP supports offline usage so the application works even if Internet connection is intermittent. The University saves about 5,000 sheets of paper every semester because of LINK APP.