Develop an online web-application for paid referral marketing.
Context : we are a newly-created start-up based in San-Francisco and in France. Our project is fairly large and consists of a web-interface with integration with databases, payment server and email servers. This is serious and we want to deal with serious people!
Project high level description: we will provide detailed description of the project under NDA. However, as an example and for the sake of the bid, the type of web-app that we want to develop is closed to the Referral Candy web app (see [url removed, login to view]).
Our goal is to work with one or two strong, highly experienced, autonomous developers who have already successfully built highly scalable and efficient web apps from scratch. Goal is to be able to set-up a long term relationship so that you could be in charge of maintenance and future extensions later on. You will have to master the usual technologies requested for the development of such web app including deep experience in database management, integration with email and payment servers, web-API exposure (oAuth), analytics … We see as a plus if web app can be written in Ruby on Rails. You will have to be fluent in English or French and to have a skype account. For time-zone reason, only bids from Europe and America will be taken into consideration.
How we gonna work ?
We have a very significant experience in specifying, managing and launching commercial software products. The project is very well specified, including detailed mock-up and detailed architecture documentation. We will be very involved throughout the development process. We will follow an agile methodology with weekly sprint reviews and weekly code drops. We will request to set-up a clean development environment with clean versioning, access to source code, tracking system … The end product should be scalable, with source code well formatted and commented so that other developers may be able to make modifications and evolutions later on. We will sign a contract including clear milestones.
How to answer ? When replying to this proposal, give us details about your personal experience in term of developer as well as a at least 2 references of similar projects that you have successfully designed by your own and that can be accessed over the internet.
Important note : when bidding, add this line at the beginning so that your bid is considered :
“I understand that this project is serious and I have successfully developed similar type of web app that you can review at following address : www….”