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Online Service for Optimizing Customer orders in the Field of Extreme Sports
The object of this study is the market of equipment for board sports. Three kinds of extreme sports are considered in this work, such as snowboarding, longboarding and wakeboarding. The aim of this work is to conduct a research and develop an online service that would intellectually select a set of equipment depending on given information and preferences of the user. In order to accomplish this goal, following objectives were solved. The first one was to research the subject area and reveal what parameters are inherent in each type of board and how they affect consumer’s choice. The second was to develop a web application that would meet the requirements. The third objective was to implement a business model that would meet the requirements of the project solution and to prove its economical expediency. Technologies of practical realization include database designing, procedural approach to programming in PHP, queries in SQL, front-end development using HTML and CSS. The main part of this paper consists of three chapters. The first chapter is dedicated to theoretical basics and includes the subject area analysis. In this case the subject area is the market of gear for snowboarding, longboarding and wakeboarding. The second chapter describes the approach that was used to solve the problem, and also functional and technical requirements are set. The third chapter is devoted to practical realization of the approach: databases structures are described, as well as website map and intellectual selection algorithm. Moreover uses cases and aprobation are reviewed in this chapter. As a result of the qualification work, a number of gear parameters that are essential in the process of equipment selection were revealed, the web-application, that meets the requirements, was developed, and also a business expediency of chosen solution was proved.