Hi, We are publishing a book of simple beautiful puzzles for children and are looking to turn it into an app. Most of the puzzles are a painting with a missing piece, and children must figure out which of the pieces go into the missing spot.
We need a develop who can make this at an affordable price as an attractive and easy to use puzzle game for play on the ipad and iphone (and perhaps android and pc as well down the road).
Below is the scope of work in more detail and I have attached the first 53 puzzles so you can see them and get back to us with an exact quote.
Educational App Development Scope
Title: The Super Awesome Gifted and Talented Prep App
We are looking for a developer to take this from A to Z so that we can have an uploaded App on the itunes store (and down the road android as well as a website equivalent). This is an app for five year olds to practice and learn the skills required for an important test that 5 year olds have to take in NYC. The tests is the Gifted and Talented (G and T). Test.
We have the puzzles with the questions now. I will lay out below how we envision this. This is our first time developing an app so i am sure we are missing a lot, but i will explain as best i can. Please read this and come back to us with any questions you have and a quote.
We have: the puzzles, with their questions and answers.
We will add: audio recordings for the correct puzzle answers and wrong answers as well as hints. We will also bring music, and other artwork if needed.
We need someone to develop the app based on these 53 puzzles. Please note: we will be adding more puzzles as time goes on, and hope the app is easily update-able so that there can be more puzzles added easily.
The app is for ipad and iphone but we will want to expand to other options as well (android and web-based).
It is important to us the app be designed very simply and in harmony with the beautiful puzzle artwork we already have. The background colors and text buttons should be very simple and not “kid-like” just simple and beautiful. We are happy to have our in house artist provide these screens, but we expect the designer to be able to do it as it should be very simple. Please see the puzzles themselves for a sense of the artwork.
Besides the opening screen with a few options for starting, the bulk of the app is that each “page” is a puzzle. When the students arrive at the puzzle, the question is read aloud. If they select the incorrect answer, then a suggestion to help them plays (a voice recording) and there is a visual clue as to why that answer doesn’t work. For instance, they see the answer plugged into the hole of the puzzle, and an arrow points to where the match doesn’t fit. If the answer is correct, then again there is a recording and a visual confirmation (applause etc.). and we move on to the next one.
The app should be able to check how many of the 53 you got right and if you got them all right. It should have the option of not being able to move on until you get it right, and being able to skip and move on whenever you like. At the end
There should be a button to repeat the reading of the question and other similar necessary buttons on each page, skip the question, save where you are, etc.
There should be a “hint” button which gives hints (a sound recording and perhaps a visual clue of an arrow pointing to something, etc.).
Our expectation is that you would be able to create and publish the game under our name with the ability of people to pay for it etc. linked to our payment account and so on. There will be a little hand holding here because it’s our first app...
The puzzles are in the other document attached.
Please tell us the price for the below and whether that price includes the other items listed or if not, what the additional price would be:
App development and publishing etc. as is. for ipad
Price for iphone as well.
Price for additional questions to be added (in groups of 50).
Price for additional operating systems (Android and Web-based for pc’s)
Price to republish the app under a different name with slightly different puzzles (for a different test).
Price for support for 6 months.
Price for testing etc.
Price to add a story scene of pictures and audio at the beginning (maybe animation - we would have someone else create the animation).