I need an iPhone/iPad app created for a database of cheeses that my website currently has and we have a spreadsheet with all data for. The app will educate people of the varieties of cheese. The app will list roughly 400 types of cheese, an image, description, wine pairing, age, texture, milk type, country of origin etc for each. Right now there are several apps on the market such as:
The complete cheese directory and Ask the cheese monger
Both are nice high end apps, but they do not have as many cheeses as people demand. I would also like a "like" system with social sharing and an optional review (rating system like Yelp with login with facebook or username, etc) section where users will be ranked by the number of reviews they do on cheeses (ie. cheese novice (0-10 reviews), cheese expert (11-20 reviews), and cheese guru (20+ reviews). People can sign in to like or dislike a specific cheese, there should also be a recommendation section where if we do not have coverage of a particular cheese we can include something about it so the directory is always growing. We would also want "most liked" and "most reviewed" cheeses to be easily found to other users.
The person should be able to search for a cheese, scroll through the different types of cheese by browsing, or view them by country, milk type, texture, and by (white or red) wine / beer. We will obviously want links to our site, newsletter subscription incentives, as well as blog posts directly on the phone from our blog (via RSS so the post loads directly onto the app without leaving) without being too overbearing and acting like we're just pushing our products. Other ideas and details may also be added.
We will also want to incorporate a cheesy recipes section which we will offer about 50 recipes we have currently incorporated by title.
We also want a Cheesy Savings tab which would show our current specials on [url removed, login to view] that updates with our page whenever it is updated (linked to it)
We will award the freelancer with the best experience for this project.