iPhone IM Application Development

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Design and develop an instant messaging and social networking iPhone application. Like other instant messaging and social networking applications running on smartphones; this application should enable a group of users/contacts to interact and communicate with each other instantly and in real time using text chat style layout, post status messages, display and post pictures and videos (media files sharing), group messaging and message broadcasting using the internet access (through the mobile data network service or WiFi) and capitalizing on the rich features and functionalities of the iPhone.

General Requirements:

- The application must be developed for the latest release of iOS 4 with backward compatibility for previous versions of the iPhone and iPod Touch operating systems.
- The application must be developed using the latest release of iOS SDK 4.
- The application must be supported on all iPhone and iPod Touch models as required by the Apple's iTunes Store.
- The application must fully comply with and conform to the iPhone Human Interface Guide (HIG), the iPhone Application Programming Guide and any other Apple's iTunes Store terms and conditions.
- The application must be designed and developed with the most efficient utilization of the iPhone's processor, memory, battery, storage, screen, GPS and internet access.
- The application must support multitasking.
- The application must support the use of Apple's Push Notification Service.
- The application must support the use of Apple's iAd in all it's views.
- The application's design, look and feel must give extreme attention to usability and aesthetics, and must use as much as possible the look and feel of standard iPhone applications.
- In general and where possible; common and standard iPhone views, objects, controls and elements must be used and in a way that is consistent with standard iPhone applications.
- The application must be capable of accessing the internet through the mobile data network service and the WiFi.
- The application must be capable of operating in online and offline modes. Offline mode is when it is not possible to access the Internet either through the mobile data network service or WiFi.
- The application must have the capability to connect to, communicate with and manage data (read & write) on an external database hosted on a server.

For clarity, the scope of this job includes layout and graphic designs (look and feel) as well as coding the application running on the device and the centralized database managing and connecting users/contacts and their communications.

The development timeframe is expected to be 6-8 weeks.

Description of the required features, functionalities and how the application should work on a screen by screen basis will be provided once I receive your interest in this job and sign an NDA which I will provide.

So far what you read, what is your say? do you have propose a plan? what is your understanding? how would you plan to develop such as app? Submit me your best technical and commercial proposals which I will use to shortlist providers.


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