Nokia needed a service that would change the everyday world. The requirements were to have the service evolve around one of the following areas; health, politics, emerging economies, travel or leisure. It must have a minimum of three considerations such as; personalisation, location detection, contact information, alerts, accelerometers, camera/video use, and/or micropayments.
The service will need the users to sign up to use the functions of the application. If they have already signed up they can log into their previous account that has been synced with the applications server. To sign in the user will have to insert their details that they have provided at sign up. The application will then connect to the server to check the details of the user. To sign up user will have to insert their details to sign up. The application will then connect to the server to create an account on the server. Once signed up or logged in; the service with sync to check the users details to check that the account hasn’t been reported as stolen or lost. If the phone has been reported missing the connection will be severed. If not, it will connect to add details stored to the application or create the new account.
Once signed in the user can use the functions of the application; Wallet and Identification sections. They can also change their account settings such as user details, password or report a fault within the application. They will also be able to set the service to their specification such as a back up or actual wallet.
The Identification & Cards section allows the user to upload their identification and cards they may have. There are many ways the user can upload identification or cards. One being an official ID where the user can select from a choice of largely accepted identification councils such as DVLA or the Home Office. The will produce a drivers license or passport, there are many others that can be added. If the option for a card or identification is not there the user can upload a copy of it via the camera on the phone or by selecting an image uploaded to the phone. The collection of uploaded cards and identifications will then be added to the section that will be able to display the information of that identification/card and then will be able to use as methods of identification.
This flowchart represents the process of the service that the user can follow. It starts from when the user opens the application to items of interaction. Different boxes are set to different colours to show the difference in them. Yellow means a page on the application, pink shows required functionality of the application and blue shows extra functionality of the application.
During the development of the application a discussion took place and we talked about what else the wallet contains. We found that aswell as money it stores identification. After that it was decided to use the properties of a wallet and contain a method of holding identification. Official identifications such as a passport could be linked to external servers. Overall this is converging the identification system and wallet into a service. This development has allowed to follow the brief closer as it contains more required functionalities and it develops current technology.
The Wallet section allows the user to add funds and then spend without having a physical wallet. This may be used as a back up; if the user forgets their actual wallet. Although the main purpose of the application is to provide the audience with a product that they can access with confidence and discard their current wallet or identification storage. All they need to do is connect to a debit/credit card that will add to the WALID balance. The user will then be able to scan all their items in the shop and then point the QR code to the scanner which will start the process that it similar to a debit/credit card. The user will have to enter a PIN or password to confirm identity. Once a transaction has been processed the user will be able to choose whether they get notifications.