Desktop (windows) tray application with nice popups

I need a windows desktop application (Win 7 and Win XP), and if possible I would like the application to be cross-platform (for Mac and Linux).

I need the application to run in the tray, with a context menu (righ-click) to popup main window or activate other functions. In the background, I want the application to request a specific URL via HTTP every 30 seconds, and display the result in the popup if it is different from the previous one. Example, the URL returns "hello", the first request popups up a message with "hello", then for the next hour, the message does not change, so there is no other popups, then the message on the server changes to "hello-2", then within 30 seconds, the application popups up this new message.

I need the application to be able to popup small nice windows (without any title bar), like a MSN messenger popup at the bottom right part of the screen, with animation slide-up + slide-down. This popup can be displayed for a few seconds, or until the user clicks on close. If there is a 2nd message arriving (or 3rd, or 4th, or ...), it should be displayed on top of the previous one.

I would like the application to be cross-platform, so I think Java is the best programming language for that, but I am open to suggestions. Also, I need this simple application to be very, very, very nice (like iPhone apps, with shades and 3D looks). So, java swing might not be the best framework. I would like the application to be built with a visual editor. Maybe javafx would be a good solution. I am open to suggestions if you have a better idea.

Skills: Java, JavaFX, Software Architecture, Windows Desktop

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( 31 reviews ) Montreal, Canada

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Hi, This is an easy and straightforward job and can be done with java. Sun/Oracle certified java programmers are your service. Request you to refer your private message board for further details.

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I am an expert in delivering custom apps and look forward to work for the project

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Have done similar project before, kindly check your pm.

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HI There. Please take a look at my proposal in the private messages. Thank you.

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dear sir, i have 25 years experience in building sofisticated web and desktop solutions. Please check PM

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Hello, I am ready to work on your project. Regards

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Hi Sir, I am ronak shah and I have 4 years of experience in java,QT and C# programing. I also work with javafx When it was launched and It was scripting language to till now. I have made some desktop application in ja More

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I know how to do it in a cross-platform way using C++: The tray icon, the waiting, and the popups. I have been the maintainer and documenter of a program that had all of this. To me it sounds almost like you were descr More

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I am really interested to work this application, Please check pm. Thanks.

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Clear with your requirement & ready to go, kindly check the massage box for details. Thank you.

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depends on many details, that can be discused thru messengers or skype

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Dear Sir, My name is Peter, I have some suggest for you. Feel free to check your private message. Best regards!

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I can offer you a solution in C# for the .NET platform. I know this isn't exactly what you are looking for, but this is what i can offer you.

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