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Backend application for bus stop in Toledo
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Katanga Backend Application


In order to contribute to the project, please fork the repository, add the
functionality you want, or fix any bug you like, and send a pull request to the
main repository, which is hosted here:

Our team will work on its review and try to merge it into the dev branch. For
that reason, always send the pull requests to the dev branch, which is the
development branch for this purpose.

The master branch is a frozen branch, only updated with releases of the

Workspace set-up

First of all, you need to install Play! Framework into your machine. It is
pretty well documented in their website, so please visit it for more info:

As the project is based on Play! Framework, you should install a plugin in
your IDE. Whether you use Eclipse or IntelliJ, there are plugins that support
it. Please visit this page for more info:

Managed dependencies

The dependency on katangapp-api project is directly fetched from Github, using service, which translates Github tags
into managed dependencies.

Then, import the project into your IDE, and voilà!

Running the application

To run the application, browse your workspace to project's folder, open a shell
and type:
activator run
It will open a port in your local machine (default is 9000), where you could
test the application: open a browser and go to http://localhost:9000. It
should display the default Play! Framework main page.

To verify the business logic of the application, go to
http://localhost:9000/main, that represents the endpoint of the service
that calculates the closest bus stops to a specific point. It needs the
following parameters to work:

  • lt: Latitude of a location (Double)
  • ln: Longitude of a location (Double)
  • r: Radius to use when searching for the closest bus stops (Integer)

In example: http://localhost:9000/main?lt=39.862658&ln=-4.025088&r=500

Favorite Bus stops

To verify the business logic for the favorite bus stop feature of the
application, go to http://localhost:9000/favorite, that represents the
endpoint of the service that calculates the routes of a specific bus
stop. It needs the following parameters to work:

  • busStopId: The identifier of the bus top

In example: http://localhost:9000/favorite/P001

Available Stores

The application offers four endpoints to retrieve the data it uses, in JSON
format, two for the bus routes, describing each route and its bus stops, and
the other two for the bus stops, describing each bus stop. The endpoints are:

Routes endpoint:


Bus Stops endpoint:


Pretty Printing JSON output

Adding the parameter prettyPrint with value true or 1, will return a
prettified JSON.


Other endpoints

The application offers an endpoint to check the status of every different
service that the application uses. At this moment of the development, it
only uses the former system, but it will add more health checks once more
services are used.

Status / Health Check

The status service will check that an specific query to the former system
is returning a valid result.


Backward compatibility

To verify that the former system' business logic is working as expected, go to
http://localhost:9000/unauto, that represents the endpoint of the former
system. It needs the following parameters to work:

  • idl: Route identifier (String)
  • idp: Bus Stop identifier (String)
  • ido: Bus Stop Order (String)

In example: http://localhost:9000/unauto?idl=41&idp=P001&ido=1.00000


Swagger is a simple yet powerful representation of
Katanga's RESTful API. With a Swagger-enabled API, we get an interactive
documentation, client SDK generation and discoverability. To visit the
endpoints documentation, please visit following URL:


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