First off thank you for your time and consideration. Also the awarding party must be willing to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
This project is in need of coding only, the design of the app has already been completed and just needs to be coded.
Here is everything I will need for my app:
*Databases Needed -Searchable database of all colleges in the Unites States of America(community colleges, junior colleges, division 1 colleges etc.) with option to add a college if their college is not showing. -Searchable database of the users book information (isbn#, author, title, the class it for & professor teaching the class) that will be uploaded to the app. -An encrypted database that holds each users profile information(password, user name etc.) that also automatically searches itself to make sure duplicate user names are not used when you create an account.
*Search Engines Needed and/or Algorithms Needed -An in app search engine that allows users to search the app for books by (isbn#, author, title, the class it for & professor teaching the class) -A search engine that automatically searches the web and displays the average price for the book entered -A search engine that automatically searches the college's website for the lowest bookstore price for the book entered(if its unavailable just display n/a)
*Other Miscellaneous Items Needed -Messaging system for user to contact each other -A system that shows if user is logged in or not( displays if their online with option to change or hide their online status) -A social media login in option so users can use their Facebook and Twitter account to login -A system that allows users to post to their Facebook and tweet to their Twitter accounts after a purchase -A change password and forgot password structure (this probably goes with the database) with text retrieval or email option for forgotten passwords -An alerts system where users can set up to receive text or emails alerts when their book is sold and when they receive messages -An in app purchase option if they want to buy the book thru the app
Thanks so much again and I hope I was able to be as clear as I needed to be. I look forward to hearing from you all.