Publication Date

Spring 2019

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Xin Chen, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Sook-Ok Park, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Alex Liu


Home Away from Home is a web-based e-commerce application for renting homes or apartments. This application provides property owners to advertise their homes in this online application and lease them to renters for a short period. In our project we will create a web-based application which helps the transactions of property-rentals between the owners and the renters.

Its functionalities should include uploads, setting, auditing, property listings, bookings, payment processing, post-rental ratings, surveys, Web mapping and more. There are three types of user accounts: admin, owner and renter. Each of these roles can manage its own profile and setting and has its specific authority and restrictions.

The operating system that to use this Web-application is Windows 7 and the user interface of the application is Html5, Css3 and Bootstrap and we use jQuery as a client-side scripting. Our IDE is Visual studio 2017 community edition and the database is SQL.

We will be including six major modules or functionalities in our project. User login and User Registration and updating their respective data. Master user creation and Renter registration and update on. Add property data uploading images and details of property master user. User interface for searching property. Customer data filter module. Change password functionality for admin/Renter and owner. These six are our major modules in our project.