We want an on-screen tape measure tool. The tool itself needs to be draggable within a 500 X 300 pixel area. We will provide backgrounds on layers beneath the tape measure. The actual tool should be approx 40 X 40 pixels and have a realistic appearance of a tape measure. The tool should be able to be dropped at a screen location and then have a feature whereby the tape can be pulled out like a real tape measure. The maximum the tape will need to be pulled out is approx 500 pixels. The tape should be able to be read as either English or Metric units such and inches or feet, or centimeters or meters (perhaps two different versions). At a minimum, the tool should be able to be used either vertically and/or horizontally. It would be great if the tool can also be used diagonally. This tool will be used to help young students learn how to measure objects. This tool should be developed using Flash 8.
We have checked with GetAFreelancer service about using the following method (which was approved). If you would like to work on this project and create a tool for us to preview, you can "watermark" your swf and provide us with a URL so we can check whether we like your work. We hope to get several freelancers to submit their samples. If we like your work we will ask you to set a reasonable price. If it works for you and works for us... payment will follow. Also, we may choose to purchase several projects from several freelancers. We are interested in a rapid turn around, a quality piece of work, and, of course, the best price that we can get that is fair to both you and us.