This project is for a company that shows flash-based 'ads' that have a text layer/logo on top of a moving background (similar to broadcast tv). We are looking to develop an app that takes input from our individual constituents and ends up (through a series of steps) outputing a full-sized SWF or FLV file for us to run. A more detailed requirements doc is attached, but to highlight, we need: 1. User authentication and management, with user roles assigned to different parts of the app. 2. A component that can edit text (font, size, position) and save it to a database with links to the background file for future reference. As rails is built on xml that would likely be the best way to go. 3. An approval mechanism that tracks the user/time when items are approved and put forward in the queue. 4. An easy way to add new animated backgrounds to the site for users to choose. 5. A way for users to see the ads that they ran, are currently running and are scheduled to run, as well as an ability to edit and resubmit, delete or reschedule ads. We do the actual scheduling on our end (no integration there) so this will be just a calendar function at this point. 6. Output of approved ads into the final format for playback - 800x600 SWF or 720x480 FLV. The output of these will actually be two completely different sets of users, so this can be hard-coded by template (rather than on the fly). That is the overall view of what we require. I have a more detailed list of what the steps are. A great example of the look and feel of what we're looking for is here: [url removed, login to view] Although this deals with photos (and doesn't have the text addition we're after) the layout is exactly what we're looking for on the user end.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
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Ruby on Rails Flash deployment - Flex or OpenLaszlo ... or something similar ?