We have an urgent requirement for an iPhone and Android app that will function with our Jomsocial Driven Joomla website.
For Jomsocial we currently have two profiles available. How the application will work will depend on the type of profile the user has.
Users must be able to see who is available online and send an instant message to that user.
The application must be able to run in the background of the mobile device, with the user being able to set their free / busy status.
On launching the application the users location needs to be shared, and a Radius search of members in their area performed.
The apps must be scalable as we intend to continue to revise the product.
We would like to have a free and paid version of the app available.
The initial version of the App should be available to a UK audiance.
We would like the application to integrate well with Jomsocial recording information in the MySQL datatables for the Jomsocial component.
I know this is a little vague, but we don't want to give too much away on the public site.
Please contact us to find out more.
Additional Project Description:
12/07/2012 at 15:13 EST
I would like to be clear that we have already developed radius searching from current location and we are currently testing XML and JSON output from the Database. The application should be relatively simple, and the quotes so far seem a little high considering we have done a lot of the work.
So to be clear... the application should be built using the following technologies...
AJAX Scripting to send and receive data to PHP serverside scripts using REST, JSON or XML.
12/08/2012 at 7:26 EST
Please see the following link to get a better idea as to the look and feel of the desired Apps.
A number of applicants have mentioned the need for a chat server (as a dedicated service). We will be using the Jomsocial IM system to maintain compatability and history with the main website, and so this will not be necessary.
Jomsocial (http://jomsocial.com) has extensive documentation and support relating to their API and AJAX support. This should be considered before providing quotes.
Please do not quote the allowed budget, as given our requirements we are more than aware that this is achievable within the given budget.
12/08/2012 at 10:11 EST
Please see attached profile for more details relating to the project, with links to the Main site and it's components.