We need to build a simplified web app that allows a user to log-in, select a recipient or pre-set group, compose a text message and send immediately or at a scheduled time. The app would need to communicate with our existing backend using our SOAP interface/APIs and read/write as required to accomplish the task. Rules would need to be in place to prohibit entry of illegal ASCII characters and have a countdown of the remaining characters allowed in the message.
A rough wireframe with targeted functionality is live at [url removed, login to view] for review.
The backend system from which the data will be extracted and displayed runs on SQL Server 2005. We believe most required API's are already in place but we would create any that are missing to power this application.
We’re expecting the code development to take place in ASP.NET(VB.NET) for web pages and [url removed, login to view] any system services. Familiarity with .NET controls and AJAX principles is a must.
Developer must understand high reliability and high uptime systems and be able to create designs and code that fulfill that need. Details from or links to similar projects would be appreciated.