Create a comprehensive chat support software application to run on Linux servers. A reference point for your initial bid would be something that functions almost exactly like craftysyntax (craftysyntax . com) This would be the starting point.
The software will be multi-level, be highly configurable via permissions, be brandable via the admin area, allow for multiple admin levels, multiple departments and multiple operators.
The programme will also have additional specific functionality, will have licensing functionality that you must build in and will be encrypted by yourself once we have approved it.
Please do not quote unless you:
have read all the information
Intend to properly read and understand the final spec
have checked the software we are referring to and fully understand the mandate
are absolutely certain that you can deliver what we want and deliver it in time
have an excellent command of English
are contactable at all times via email and yahoo
Are excellent at communicating regularly and clearly with your clients
Will develop live so that we can see progress
are immediately available to start
are clear in your mind on your quote
Tell us about other stand-alone complex internet applications that you have built – NOT just websites
Be able and willing to work on future evolutions of this project
You are able to build in extremely secure licensing functions
You are able to encrypt the software once completed
Have previous feedback that shows you can do the job, do communicate well, are contactable, and do deliver on time
Quotes and quoting process:
This is a proprietary software programme and we will only reveal the full spec to those bidders who we short-list for the project. Your bid MUST therefore be based on your minimum fee and MUST be accompanied by an IM. Your minimum fee must be based on what you would charge to create a software programme that is exactly like craftysyntax.
Your IM MUST:
• give us quote parameters that show your maximum bid as well. Your maximum bid must allow for the following:
• Various additional features
• An additional module that will allow for one central programme to remotely access various installations of the software, for example, for doing a global logo change across all installations.
• Full encryption and licensing functionality installed on the software once it is completed
• Show us what experience you have in this kind of application (not website development, please. This is not a website).
We are looking for realistic bids from proven developers. Price is a factor but is not the only factor. Once we have shortlisted our preferred bidders, those on the short-list will receive the full, detailed spec. You will then be asked to adjust your bid to reflect your actual bid for the project, which must be an absolute bid based on the mandate. We will not accept an increase in cost for simply tweaking an existing function.
The successful bidder will meet all of the above requirements. None are optional. Any who do not meet all requirements will unfortunately not receive a response.
Technical and Development Info
PHP4 and PHP5 compatible
Mysql V4 and V5 compatible
Must use require and includes to allow for easy tweaking
Full source code provided to us
After completed, must be securely encrypted
Must not infringe in any way on any other copyright or licence
Must work with or without SSL by simply ticking a checkbox in admin (super admin or senior admin)
Must belong entirely to us with absolutely no reference to the developer or any other party – all rights pass to us and the developer has no right to replicate or use any part of this project on any other application.
Must be lightweight and as fast as possible
No security loopholes, sql injection possibility, etc.
All application interfaces must use CSS
Must follow good coding practices, eg. functionality and layout seperate.
We can provide online server space for development. Developer will be able to change the cpanel password to protect their own interests until payment is received from us.