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This project was designed to utilize the database as much as possible, on the client and the server

Effort has been made to stick the conventions of the frameworks and platforms where available. For example, most of the Android code for database access follows the online documentation. Hopefully this makes things easier for the next person.



install git. GitHub has provided an excellent guide.

install gvm from gvmtool.net by opening up a Terminal (Mac) and typing

$ curl -s get.gvmtool.net | bash

next, we'll need to install grails 2.2.1

$ gvm install grails 2.2.1

get the source code, run the server

$ git clone https://github.com/dloHaiti/remote-monitoring-system.git
$ cd remote-monitoring-system/dloserver
$ grails run-app

the server should now be running @ http://localhost:8080/dloserver with an in-memory database. to access the database, head to http://localhost:8080/dloserver/dbconsole

changes can be made in any text editor, preferably with tests. changes to the structure of the database will require a database migration

Once you're confident in the changes, commit them.

$ git add -A
$ git commit -m "message about something specific I changed"
$ git push origin master

After the changes are committed, we can push to production.


  1. run all the automated tests
$ grails test-app
  1. package the application
$ grails prod war
  1. push to server
$ scp target/dloserver-<version>.war user@address:/tmp/dloserver.war
  1. restart the application on the server
$ ssh user@address
$ sudo service tomcat7 stop
$ sudo rm -rf /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps/dloserver*
$ sudo mv /tmp/dloserver.war /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps
$ sudo service tomcat7 start

creating a production-like environment

To get a production-like server up and running, create a vm with 2GB RAM and install Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. scp a copy of server-setup.sh over to the vm and run it. Fill in the prompts as they appear. Note the script assumes you'll set a mysql root password and prompts for it 3 times in a row.

$ scp dloserver/server-setup.sh username@address:/tmp/
The authenticity of host 'address' can't be established.
ECDSA key fingerprint is _fingerprint_.

$ Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
user@address's password:
server-setup.sh                                                                       100% 1032     1.0KB/s   00:00

$ ssh user@address
user@address's password:
Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-24-virtual i686)

 * Documentation:  https://help.ubuntu.com/
Last login: Fri May  3 18:28:34 2013

$ /etc/server-setup.sh

The kiosk object is attached through the request by the KioskFilters class.


Integration tests are meant to cover accepted formats and responses.


Uses the RoboGuice framework. Requires Android 4.0.+


  1. Install Apache Maven. This is installed when running mvn --version from the terminal prints the version information
  2. Install Android Development Tools
  3. Set up the ADT Bundle by referring to Google's guide.
  4. Download the recommended packages, platforms, and tools with the SDK manager. This steps takes a considerable amount of time.
  5. Create an emulator based on the Nexus 7 named 'dloKioski' and start it

Tests can be run with mvn clean test Deploy the code to the emulator with mvn clean package android:deploy

device deployment

  1. Create an archive for deployment to devices with mvn clean package
  2. Host the resulting archive (named 'DLO Kiosk.apk') on dropbox or similar
  3. Ensure all data is off the existing kiosks by hitting the 'Manual Sync' button in 'Configuration' on each kiosk
  4. Remove the application from the kiosks
  5. Download the archive from the dropbox (or similar) link
  6. Install the archive and ensure it is pointing to the correct server with username and password


Apache 2.0