I need a website and software that may run on Mac and Windows computers as well as mobile phones (iPhone, android and Blackberry).
The platform would function like this:
Website: just like "freelancers.com" where law firms and lawyers can register their profiles, skills, experience, academic background, etc. (a bit like Facebook but destined for professionals.
Software: connected with the website and mobile app.
Mobile app: performing like the website for clients and like the software for lawyers.
Here's the idea. After creating their profiles with as much detail as possible, clients can run a search for lawyers and select those with whom they want to make contact or simply bulk a message with a private or public profile. Such message is a request for legal assistance where they will detail the request and determine approximately how much are they willing to spend with the lawyer for that work.
All profiled and shortlisted lawyers (shortlist is made either by the parameters of search set by the client or according to the selection made by the client) are contacted with the message and fee estimation made by the client.
Some of the features here at freelancer.com would be applicable, like the chat box, award, post project, inbox, etc.
All of these may be done by the client on the website; lawyers have access through the software installed in their computers but a message is sent to their e-mails saying that there's a new job posted and they were shortlisted; the mobile app for clients does the same as the website for clients; the mobile app for lawyers does the same as the software installed in their computers.
This project is not finished and many other features may occur to me meanwhile. The chosen freelancer for this project will be paid at a fixed amount for additional features that may not surpass 50% of the initial proposal.
Furthermore, in your budget you are required to estimate with 100% precision, costs for (1) website hosting for 1 year (2) any other website costs for first and second year (like database, sql, login area, cloud servers, whatever) (3) any other expenses related with the project to be up and running (keys on hand estimation) (4) fees estimation for 2 years of website maintenance on a monthly retainer basis.
Please contact me if you have any queries relating to this request as your proposal will be deemed final. The only cost not associated and that shall not be included in your proposal is the domain name acquisition, other than that, consider everything.