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What is MOb?

MOb is short for Mass Observation. Main goal of MOb is to support the study of a question or issue through in-situ observations by a collection of people. In other words, if any user has a problem or an issue and he want to get an opinion or observations about it from a collection of people, MOb can provide a way for getting that opinion.

Some examples of use:

·         Future student wants to know what is the state of public transportation in Zagreb.

·         John wants to travel to India and he wants to hear a comments or view images or videos of India from users who already visited India or even better from one who actually live there.

·         Amanda wants to make a game where competitors would have to take images of some objects. The first one that captures images of all objects is the winner.

·         Jackie wants to buy a pet, but she didn’t yet decide which one se would like. Using MOb she can ask users: which one is their best, how dangerous is to have a snake, to put some images and videos of their pets, …

There are three main user types in MOb: an initiator, an observer and a consumer. Initiator is the user who can post a question or issue in a way of the observation event. Initiator chooses the format of observations. Observer is a user who is helping an initiator by making observations. Observations are made using mobile devices (android application can be downloaded in Download section). Consumer is a user who can view and analyze all the collected data for selected observation event. Image below shows the concept of MOb.


Where is MOb?


MOb URL (For Mobile Observers): http://tiny.cc/404pn




Xiaoyan Wan

Project role(s):   Quality Assurance, Documentation. 
Personal info: 27 years old, China, Master for one-year software engineering in MdH
Skills & Interests: Computer Science, Telecommunication Technology
Hobbies: Reading books, Watching movies, Playing Badminton, Climbing mountains
Email: xwn10001@student.mdh.se
Other contacts: Skype: xiaoyan.wan
Live Messenger: vickywxy@msn.com
Facebook: vickywxy@yahoo.com.cn



Fateh Muhammad Bilal Baloch  
Project role(s): Project Leader, Web Developer         
Personal info: I'm 26 years old, from Pakistan, MS Software Engineering
Skills & Interests: I have good experience in web development. Facebook Apps development, PHP , Smarty, Codeigniter, CakePHP, wordpress, Drupal.
Hobbies: I used to play Squash,Cricket, Football, Badminton
Email: fbh10001@student.mdh.se
Other contacts:
Skype :: fateh.muhammad.bilal
MSN :: bcs5_bzu@hotmail.com
Facebook :: http://www.facebook.com/bilalbaloch.braveheart

Sureshkumar Yadav
Project role(s):  Developer,Tester, Quality Assurance and Documentation.
Personal info: I am 24 years old from India and pursuing 1 year Masters in Software Engineering at MDH.
Skills & Interests: Knowledge of C, C++ and Core Java. I am interested in learning new telecommunication technologies.
Hobbies: Watching movies, Listening music, Playing Cricket, Reading Books…
Email: syv10001@student.mdh.se
Other Contacts: Skype: sureshkumar.yadav
                          Alternate Email: suresh.y2004@gmail.com


Josip Petrić
Project role(s):  Team leader, mobile application developer, making Igor's and Sandi's life a living hell :) .     
Personal info: I'm 23 years old, born in Požega, Croatia
Skills & Interests: I'm quick learner, specially in software engineering. I'm interested in network security, mobile applications and all new computer technologies. (C, C++, C#, Java, Objective-C, HTML)
Hobbies: Playing football, basketball in spare time. 
Email: josip.petric@fer.hr

Other contacts:
Skype: jpetric2
Live messenger: F-22_Ghost@hotmail.com


Sandi Winter
Project role(s): Web developer, Web GUI designer
Personal info: 23 years old, born in Ptuj (Slovenia) and living in Cestica (little village near Varaždin), studying Software Engineering and Information Systems at FER.
Skills & Interests: Experience in Web Application Development with PHP (Zend framework, CodeIgniter, Kohana) and Javascript (JQuery). Basic Knowledge of C# (.NET), C, Java for mobile applications (J2ME)
Hobbies: Badminton, Bicyclism, Basketball
Email: sandi.winter@fer.hr
Other contacts:Skype: sandi.winter
Facebook: sandi.winter1
Google Talk: sandi.winter

Igor Bučec
Project role(s):                                  
Personal info: I'm 26 years old. I'm from Croatia and born in Zagreb. I study Computer science.
Skills & Interests: I have experience in the Web Applications with program language PHP (Kohana framework, Codeigniter) and the standalone applications with C# (.Net framework and Nhibernate).
Other program languages with which I'm familiar is C, Perl, Java, J2ME Python and the other. I like working on the projects in a team.
Hobbies: I like all sports (Football, Swimming... )... and I like play the chess.
Email: igor.bucec@gmail.com
Other contacts: 
skype: igor.bucec@gmail.com



Thomas Leveque (thomas.leveque[at]mdh.se)