Task sharing system for Craftsman
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This thesis has been motivated by the file sharing systems that has become extremly popular since they emerged. The concept of these applications is to log in and share files from your computer with other people. This will allow you to search for files that other people are sharing and download them. Even if the intention of these applications may have been to share legal files over the Internet, it has lead to crime and serious issue for some industries. The motivation for this thesis has been to take the file sharing concept a step further and try to make use of the concept in a new way. A task sharing concept has been defined where companies and collaborators can share tasks with each other, and at the same time make their collaboration and commuication more efficient. The objectives of this project have been threefold. The first objective has been to look into the file sharing concept and the cooperative work research area. The second objective has been to define the task sharing concept with a user domain. This thesis has focused on the craftsman companies and their close collaboration with each other has been the main reason why they have been chosen as a user domain. A survey and interviews was required in order to discover their work processes to define the task sharing concept. The last objective has been to implement a system based on the task sharing concept. The task sharing system offers solutions for Web browsers, PDAs and WAP phones.