We at 'Muncho' (Working Title) are looking to develop a food-centric app and create an actual business so only serious developers need apply please. We'll make it a fun and enjoyable time working with u we promise!
We are currently a team of three with varying backgrounds in the Digital Media industry having over 10yrs experience combined and so are looking for a clever iOS (if you know Android even better) developer to 'join' our team and help us build this app. We can't currently guarantee it, but if the work required is completed successfully, within time and budget then we may seek further work from the same developer to continue on past MVP so please keep this under consideration when applying.
We consider ourselves a fun bunch of guys who want to create an extremely useful app but also one with personality, quirkiness and that inspires users through its ease of use and quick performance. We'll also work very closely with the lucky chosen developer to help throughout the entire process and want to make the process fun as well as a two-way street, the developer should be able to rely on us to provide all necessary detail for the app which we've defined (we also have a 30+ page functional requirements document still be worked on that can be supplied later to the chosen developer).
I myself have studied computer programming, digital media and front-end web development however I don't currently have the time to develop the app or all of the necessary skills to develop the app myself, I however should be able to help to define clearly functional requirements for MVP and work with the developer chosen to ensure a successfully built app. Code reviews will also be done to assist where possible however the developer chosen will be given lots of freedom to utilise the techniques and best practices as they see fit.
Now onto some details about the app and project:
We ultimately want to make it easier to find the best food/dishes and restaurants in a users area. Making it quick and easy to find that quick bite to eat when time is of the essence. The app will surface visually stunning photos of each of the dishes and restaurants added to the app and ultimately allow users to discover the best food in their local area.
See attached for wireframe and functionally deck for MVP that hopefully should detail the level and items that the app should support for MVP (this document is still a work in progress so will remain fluid and updated where needed). Please ask any questions you have after reading this.
The dishes/restaurants added to the app should be done so via a Content management System purposely built for the app we however are fine with the CMS being very minimal without much initial consideration into design yet as this will not be client facing and only used by our team to input the data into the database the app will access.
The app should surface the added dishes/restaurants based on either the current distance to the user or based off the location the user has set via the filter/refine screen accessed across all pages.
Design of the app is still being worked on and we are sourcing quotes for this separately. All appropriate images will be supplied to the successful developer.
There are a number of screens we've defined for MVP that must be all developed in order for the project to be deemed successful. Other metrics for success such as performance of the app etc will be discussed with the successful developer.
The app shall utilise the correct APIs to achieve the functionally defined and approved based on discussions between both parties (i.e you the developer and us at Muncho).
Best code practices need to be used and documentation supplied for how the code works where considered required so that future developers can continue on the work created within this MVP.
Please when you submit interest and a bid in this project list out all your qualifications, we are looking for someone with at least the following skills:
- Strong experience in iOS native development a must.
- Strong experience in Database development and design a must.
- Ability to quickly and easily implement database requests for the correct data efficiently, speed and performance is of the utmost importance to us.
- Knowledge on how to implement 'lazy loading' for screens that require it such as 'dish screen' and 'main screen' - that contains 'new', 'liked' and 'popular' feeds.
- Each feed needs to be populated with new and fresh data in chronological order i.e. the order in which they are added to the database.
- Strong experience required in building a backend Content Management System that allows admin users (Muncho team) to login and input required data inputs to update the app without requiring new app updates pushed to the Apple store.
We look forward to hearing from you and potentially working with you.