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The aim of the project is to develop a mobile social commerce application that lets users make payments by scanning a qr code at the retail store . The app also lets users add merchants ( every time they scan a merchant, merchant is added to his list) , add friends , get deals and discounts from friends , earn points and badges as they use the app at partner merchants, create offers & deals ( based on points earner user will be able to create deals which can be shared with friends .
The project involves :
1) Creating a web based back end of the system ( for users, merchants and admin)
User : User can sign for the service using the web, add his bank account ( APIs will be provided for this from our mobile payment gateway processor) , link the account to facebook,foursqaure, view transaction history etc.
Merchant : merchant will be to sign up, create stores ( if merchant has more than 1 shop) and create QR codes for each of his stores (each qr code will be linkedin to the merchant ID), add his bank account details(for payments), create deals for users, history of coupons redeemed, transaction history etc)
2) Web based POS software at the merchant where merchant enters bill amount and also approves a payment
2) Creating a mobile app : Android ( Iphone, Symbian in second phase)
App lets users see the following options ( My Deals , My Checkins , Redeem & pay ).
-My Deals has the following sections a) Deals from friends ( Deals shared by friends )
b) Deals from merchants ( Deals shared by merchants)
c) Coupons ( when a user click on a deal , the deal will be converted to a coupon & the deal will be shared to all his friends (on their deal from friends list)
- My Checkins has the following sections a) My brands ( shows the list of merchants where you have used the app before and will show you your points, badges at each merchant and also the points of your friends)
b) My Friends ( shows list of friends, their merchants, and also let you add friends from your contact book)
3) Redeem & Pay
When you are ready to pay at a merchant, click on redeem & pay , the phone camera will scan the QR code at merchant checkout using qr scanner inbuilt on the app and will fetch the bill amount ( which is simultaneously entered by the merchant) and will show the list of coupons you have for that particular merchant and you can select the coupons and click on pay ( the app will transfer the mobile number of the user to the mobile payment API and will return success/failure) . If a transaction is success it will be posted as a status update which will be seen by all his friends.
We are looking to work with only serious developers who have successfully executed projects ( require references/links of work) and the project will be implemented in modules .