Title: NuCarpool - Real-Time Dynamic Carpooling App for Mauritius using Push Service

Year of Publication: March - 2014
Page Numbers: 42-46
Authors: Aatish Chiniah, Gopala Palanee and Roubina Pyanee
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2014)
- Malaysia


Following the launch of carpooling.mu, that is a website that provides carpooling services in Mauritius, we decided to add to it, by developing a Mobile Application that will reduce the use of personal/public means of transport by favoring the use of carpooling. By adopting the application, users, will help reduce high co2 emission by cars, hence leading to less air pollution. Having a mobile application (anywhere, anytime) enhances the real-time capabilities and makes the carpooling service more dynamic, especially by using the Push Service. The Push Service is a method in which one action triggers a set of other actions. Be it a ride that is being offered or a person looking for a ride, a series of action are undertaken. Though the App provides minimal security, it uses a circle of trust system, to provide a sense of secureness to people looking for a ride.