I've decided to repost this job in order to be more specific and hopefully help select the right candidates. This is an exciting opportunity for truly creative and fast developers. We are willing to work long term with them in order to continually improve the application and add features, but we must be put in a position to go to market quickly and with a relatively low budget. As the app grows, the development will grow. As I have lead highly respectable teams in the past for a number of very good clients globally, I know that the following requirements are not unreasonable, especially if those being awarded this project are prepared to accept my guidance. I will, in fact, offer ways to simplify the work and keep development to the minimum indispensable.
The ideal scenario for this project is a dynamic, but small group of developers (4-6, each expert in their field) with few overheads, generous, willing to work fast, able to help us get to market super-fast, and willing to grow with us. So please, if this is not for you don't quote as megabuck responses will not be considered.
We wish to create an on-line portal with a system dedicated to restaurants with 3 perspectives, Ours, the Restaurants' and the Diners'. In plain English the following features are a must.
Content Management System to allow us to supervise all subscriptions, load content and use common social networks for viral marketing purposes. The system should be accessible only by us, but manage everything from an easy to use and simple interface. All aspects of the development need to be modular and easily customisable.
We want restaurant owners to be able to access a secure back office site linked to our CMS where they can select the options they want to use and pay accordingly.
These options should include (perhaps not all from day one):
a simple CMS,
Restaurant Management features,
Social Networking hub,
App customisation tools.
Through these features they should be able to:
Create Ads, vouchers, etc.
Create POS lists
Diners will receive our free app which has been customised to carry their favourite restaurant's details (Restaurant input) and/or additional content (From us). Therefore the App also needs to be modular - Plugin for other apps? (perhaps as a future development)
Please note that there are many apps on the market already. We wish for you to look at the most popular ones, take the best features out and combine them into a single app which we intend to distribute free.
Please also note that all modules must have simple content management interfaces.
We have more details available, but before we discuss more we need an indication of overall costs and timeline.
To help you quote We've attached a generic map and overview of the project (PDF format).
Many thanks in advance to all that will respond