Looking to build a SMS Script, that uses a credits system. Credits ill sell through an online store which i will handle.
I'd like for the credits system to just be a generated number/code the customer can enter and recharge their account.
The SMS script i dont care what it needs, but id like the running cost (e.g. the sms gateway to be cheap i will leave it up to you to recommend a provider i have little knowledge based on this). They must also be able to obviously buy credits directly from the site. I prefer to just stick with PayPal as a payment gateway.
SMS Script must have the ability to send an sms from ANY NUMBER to ANY NUMBER. From my research i believe that in order to do this, the gateway must allow this too. I would also like to have the option to send an sms from just a bunch of characters, for e.g. "Bob" when the person receives the message it just says "Bob" if they attempt to call or reply most phones just say "No Number found"
(this is 100% possible) i have seen this kind of script/website before, Unfortunately the service went offline and i haven't been able to get in touch with the webmaster.
Must be PHP, Must look presentable i will skin it or you can skin it for me. If i profit from this sooner or later i may be looking to develop smart phone applications that run off the website. I dont want to just iframe the website into an app, I may be looking to RETURN to my freelancer for this project to if possible. So i would like someone who can help me develop android friendly and ios friendly apps too (again not required).
Must have some kind of basic control panel just so i can manage customers/credits etc. If i need to give free credits to customers etc.
I'd like for the option to be able to provide "free" credit to the customers who "refer" another customer (but only AFTER THAT NEW CUSTOMER PURCHASES CREDIT)
In this project detail ive used the word "id like to have" and "Must" reason being i do not REQUIRE certain things but i will pay more to have them.
I have basic knowledge of PHP and the rest, so i am willing to help. I dont care about layout/design really as long as i can edit it (it would be good if it has seperate skin files but its not an issue if it doesnt im only going to change the skin once).
Please keep in mind this kind of website does have its running costs. So please bid realisticly. We will be working through the web, partial payment upfront full payment upon project completion. I will pay before any fine tuning + skinning is required just want to see the script running at the moment.
I am in no rush what so ever, TIme limit : BEFORE THE END OF 2012 lol.