An SMS-to-Burro database gateway system to enable Burro to access information from their central database via SMS

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Marathon is the nickname of this project. The aim of the project is to automate the process of providing some of the most common information Burro Staffers and hundreds of Burro Resellers throughout Ghana normally call to request from the Burro office. It aims to provide information such as prices, contact info, and discounts from the Burro central database, Fodder, via SMS text message queries even to those in the remotest parts of the country. For example, if a Burro Reseller who resides in a no internet zone wants to look up a certain Burro product’s price, the person sends the question in plain language to Marathon’s number (MTN sim card in a GSM module sitting in the Burro server room) and Marathon will process this request and sends back the answer right away. Marathon aims to save time and resources for Burro as wells as to make this process easier.
Applied project submitted to the Department of Computer Science, Ashesi University College, in partial fulfillment of Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, April 2017.
SMS, Marathon, Burro, GSM, resellers, mobile app