I am developing a large and complex mobile phone application that is currently built in prototype status in HTML, and which is hosted on Amazon's EC2 cloud at the Sydney, Australia location. I need to find developers who can work with me to create native apps for Android and IOs for this application. To start this project off, I am approaching three developers on Freelancer who I feel may be suitable for this large project, and I want to ask each of them to create simple android app. I have three apps in mind, and each of them would involve not more than four or five hours work, I believe.
All of the development will initially be for Android, with iOs apps coming later.
Each mini Andoid application requires that an app be created that has four screens. The Home screen, a Location screen, a Contacts screen and a Profile screen. And each of the apps features a further development of a particular screen.
In the app that expands the functionality of the Location screen, the screen shows shops that are close to the current location where the user is located. I will provide connectivity to a database API that will show details of some shops. From the Location screen where you see 10 or so shops, the user will click on details for one shop and then see the "Home Page" for that shop. The shop home page will not have any functionality besides the name and the shop brand icon image.
In a second app, the Contacts screen has additional functionality. When you click the Contacts screen tab you will see your phone contacts, and be able to search the Contacts to find someone. Then when you click on their name or phone number you see a full profile page with Name, Phone Number, and a link to another screen containing Messages you have exchanged with that Contact person. The messages will not be SMS messages but instead messages that are a part of the app. This Messages component does not need to be built. I only need the blank screen (with navigation at the top) for this placeholder page.
In the third app, the Profile screen has extra functionality. When you click the Profile button on the top menu you see the profile details of this user. The profile information will be saved to our database (via an API) and there will also be a provision to change the password and bring an Avatar image of yourself into your profile.
My project is very complex and there will be a lot of ongoing work for the developer that works with us. I would prefer that we pay more money and get a highly professional product than that we get a cheap but less efficient product. I have put a tentative fee of $100 for each of the three mini-Android apps, but I would be happy to pay more if we you guys do high quality work.