We need an app (Android and iOS) developed that our members can use to find businesses that are part of our group of merchants. The businesses each offer a specific discount to members. We need a database that allows us to make changes to the business listings, add new businesses and also allows bulk import of businesses using CSV or XLS files. The app should be very similar to the following app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.localmint.android&hl=en. Please review the app to make sure you can design it with little supervision or follow up. It should include the following features:
- Automatic search by distance when category is selected, but also ability to search by name, city and keyword
- Businesses must be listed in order of distance from user, with the closest location listed first
- Ability for us to add or change categories in database
- Each business listing page must include business name, address, phone, distance from user, discount offered, ability to save as a favorite business and online map with directions
- Ability for multiple categories per business (i.e. business can be listed as restaurant AND coffee shop)
- Only members of our group can access app, when member signs in with member number. Automatic future access after first sign in without entering member number
- Push notifications (to all users)
- Push notifications to specific groups of users (i.e. users in one specific city)
There is really very little graphic design required. We will provide a logo for the sign in page and icons for the categories.
You will need to submit the iOS app to Apple. We already have a developer app account. The Android app will need to be given to us - it does not need to be submitted to the Google Play store.
Please include examples of apps you have created and let us know when you expect to finish the app if hired. You must speak fluent English and you MUST be available to SPEAK WITH US through Skype. That means you need to be able to TALK with us to discuss the project and handle any issues, not just type back and forth. Please do NOT bid on this job if you cannot speak with us. You must be available to talk as needed sometime between the hours of 8am to 10pm Eastern Daylight Time.
Please provide examples of any apps you have developed but especially apps that use geolocation.