We have a Muslim prayer calendar generator in Excel that calculates prayer data based on extensive research and believe it to be more accurate than those available in the market. We supply data to Mosques in the UK, and therefore very conscious of getting the data accurate and maintaining our reputation. We are looking to port this application to mobile devices, in the first instance to the Android and iPhone platforms.
We see the application being developed in phases. In the first instance we would like to develop a proof of concept to take to our existing clients, and demonstrate the benefits. At the very minimum, we see the application needing to demonstrate the following features:
* Compatible on native Android and iPhone platforms
* Downloadable and installable from the appropriate Apps stores
* Get accurate fix on the user’s positional fix (longitude, latitude, altitude, and time zone). We would like this to be done through location based services.
* Option to override the automatic position fix and manually enter the location information
* Generate data for any location on Earth.
* Generate full month’s prayer data at the same time
* Support calculations based on the Sunni major schools of thought and the Shiah thoughts
* Provide the user reminders of upcoming prayers by playing audio reminders
* Provide the user with the Quibla direction
We will provide you with the rules and formulas for calculating the prayer times as per the different schools of thoughts. The data generated by the application will be compared with our existing application, and also HRM Greenwich Observatory’s data. Data has to be accurate to the exact minute.
If the initial application is successful, we hope to extend the features, and therefore keen to establish a relation with a long term service provider.
Maintaining our reputation is of paramount and therefore we are particular about the person specification.
It is essential that the provider will have the following attributes and skills:
* Deep understanding and experience of mobile devices application development, specifically Android and iPhone.
* Knowledge and experience of implementing astronomical functions.
* Knowledge and Experience of location based services
* Good English and communications
* Good understanding of Islamic and astronomical terminology
* We are only welcoming bidders from the Indian sub-continent who can demonstrate their skills with compelling portfolios.
The following are highly desirable:
* Knowledge of other mobile platforms.
* Experience of mobile web application development
* Experience of desktop application development on Android and Windows
This is a simple project and the work is expected to take around 2 weeks. In your proposal, we would like to see an outline of your development approach and high level work breakdown, as well as your commitments on other projects (we do not need to know the details of the projects).
If you think you satisfy the person specification and can demonstrate your ability and portfolio, please make your proposals and attach your CV. Make yourself stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your creativity in the way you make your proposal.