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I have a book (study guide) that has been published on Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon.com http://amzn.com/B00H8XGR5Y
It is call "My Daily Book of Mormon Devotional" I would like to turn the book into an app for both the iPhone and Android.
I understand that the process of making a book into an app isn't much of a challenge. However, this book needs to externally link to specific locations (daily reading assignment) in another app (LDS Gospel Library v3.3.3)
Please let me know if you are interested in assisting with this project.
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01/25/2014 at 16:31 CST
Note: It would be very helpful if you you are LDS or at least had a basic understanding of how the LDS scriptures are referenced. However, this in not a requirement.
Before you bid on this project I strongly suggest you go to the book on Amazon and look it over.
Here are some requirements:
The app should open up on the page corresponding to today's date.
The "Home" page needs to have a way to quickly navigate to any day of the year.
Each day needs a separate page in the app
All the scripture references in on each page need to be linked back over to the LDS Gospel Library app. (with a back button to return to the app)
The sections on each page need to expand and collapse when you touch on the heading. (Read, Look for, Ask yourself, Ponder, Expand, Pray)
You are welcome to bid on the entire project (You upload the content and make the links work)
You can provide the shell to me and I'll up load the content and make the links (based on your instructions)
01/26/2014 at 10:55 CST
Here is some more information.
The book's web site is here: www.dailyscripturestudy.com
The app must link to the daily scripture reading. If you don't understand that John 3:16 is a scripture reference and not a reference to using the bathroom at a certain time of day, please withdraw your bid or don't bid. I am told that it is not possible to link directly to another app within an app. So, we will have to link the daily reading and the cross references to scriptures.lds.org. Making those links is easy. for example http://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/john/3.16
The hard part is that there are so many of cross references and links. I have not counted, but I would estimate that it is over 2000. That is going to drive the price way up because it will be many hours of linking each one by hand.
The budget for this project is coming from the sales of the book on Amazon. We have only sold a few hundred copies. Most of the initial bids are coming int too high. So I need to find a way to get the bids down. This is what I propose.
1. You create the framework for the app. It is pretty straight forward. There is a welcome page and 365 identical pages. You provide me with the app along with instructions (I pay you for milestone #1)
2. I will copy/paste content into the app and I'll make all the scripture reference links back to scriptures.lds.org
3. I give you back the app, you help me get it published on the Apple App store. (I pay you for milestone #2)
Then we go back and do it all over again for the android app. Payment at the same milestones.
If this is not what you signed up for or you didn't understand this at the time you placed your bid, then please withdraw your bid.
If you are still interested, then I need you to revise your bid based on the new information. Give me your overall bid and and milestones breakdown.
01/26/2014 at 12:19 CST
Please, stop bidding if you have no clue what you are bidding on.
The programing for this project is so easy that a 15 year old could do it. I just don't have the time or desire to learn how to write a simple iPhone app.
So, I need to things. A very simple app, and assistance on how to get the app on iTunes.
There are basically two pages.
Landing page - One big button that says "Go to today's reading assignment" It links to the page corresponding to today's date. The landing page would also have a way to navigate to other days besides today. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then you haven't previewed the book on Amazon.com. If you are not willing to go over to Amazon and look at the book, then don't bother bidding.
The other 365 pages of the app are EXACTLY the same code.
The content for the pages is already done.
I am looking for someone who is willing to work with me on this project. Not work for me. The intent of this project is to give away the content to as many people as possible. I don't expect you to work for free, but at the same time, I'm looking for someone who at least understands what we are trying to accomplish.
If you can't understand the instructions, then don't bother bidding. I'm getting bid for this project that are way too high. Please read and attempt to comprehend the scope of work before you bid.
01/27/2014 at 17:25 CST
I am sorry, but the majority of the bids for this project are coming in way over what I had budgeted for it. I'm not a company, I'm just a guy trying to get his book converted into an app. This was the first time I have tried to hire someone to help me on Freelancer. The conversion seemed like an easy task. I guess not.
I am going to close this project, re-do the scope of work and only include the bare essentials. Then I will re-post it later this week.
Sorry for any inconvenience I have caused.
Thank you for bidding.