PLEASE BE SURE TO READ EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE IN THIS PROJECT TO GET THE WHOLE PICTURE. IF YOU DON'T, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME BIDDING OR WORSE DOING ALL THOSE MASS PROJECT BIDDING TACTICS A LOT OF PEOPLE DO HERE.
I have a project I want to execute. It involves building an app on all platforms (iPhone, android, blackberry, etc.) As well as building its supporting website. Although initially, I might decide to limit it to 1 or 2 platforms (iPhone and/or android) at the beginning and expand later.
Besides having app and website development skills, some other critical/important knowledge and skills you'll need to have are:
- Paypal API.
- Other payment processors.
- Facebook API. though this might not be necessary.
The most important thing about this project is that I DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO PAY FOR IT. SO I AM LOOKING FOR A '(TECHNICAL) PARTNER.'
By Technical Partner I mean someone (or company) with the required technical skills, who will take on this project without wanting to be paid upfront for their work, but will rather share in the profits of this project/business (a profit sharing % will be agreed upon).
As I said before, the main reason why I am going this route is because I don't have the financial muscle to undertake this project. Also, I believe someone who has a vested interest in the project/business gives it a much higher chance of success than it already has.
Note in the above sentence that I said "... a much higher chance of success." I say this because I STRONGLY believe this business already has a great chance of success. And while I am not naive and know that everybody thinks their business idea will be a hit or successful, my 'research', the belief which has led me to hold onto this idea for over 5 years despite my not having the funds, among others, are what instils this sense of success/potential possibility in me.
At the end of the day, after I tell you exactly what the project/business is about, you will be the ultimate judge on if you see or buy into my sense of optimism and business viability. And perhaps that might allow you buy into my "technical business partner" (funding) model.
If you are comfortable with all the above, ESPECIALLY THE PART ABOUT NOT 'GETTING PAID' UPFRONT for this project, a few other things to know are:
1. I would prefer a person/company based in a Western Country. This is because I have more faith in their judicial systems to uphold contractual obligations. Persons/companies in non-western countries (eg. India, Pakistan, etc.) are welcome to apply, but there will likely be more stringent requirements and contractual add-ons, if I take you on board.
2. You will sign a Non Disclosure Agreement.
3. That's all I can think of for now
Lastly... DO NOT give me your response or company profile in an attachment (yet). YOU MUST type out anything you want me to read. I WILL NOT download any file.
A response/Bid i want at this stage is a simple "Yes i read and understand all you said and I am still interested and want to know more. So send me your NDA. Or something along those lines.
ALSO VERY IMPORTANT
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU DISCUSS MY "TECHNICAL PARTNERSHIP" FUNDING MODEL WITH THE RELEVANT DECISION MAKER IN YOUR COMPANY AND GET HIS/HER SIGN-OF AND CONSENT BEFORE BIDDING, IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE SUCH DECISION DON'T WASTE MY TIME BY BIDDING AS 1 OR 2 PEOPLE HAVE DONE HERE.