You'll primarily make the code, some already provided, for an RSS feed that automatically extracts information from PDFs, e-mails that have attached JPEGs and PDFs, e-mails that have attached Word documents, and text in the e-mail body.
Obviously, the formats are not all uniform. But also, the JPEGs themselves of documents are not all uniform. The code will have to consistently pull out the right information from key fields. About four different JPEG sets would be the initial target, but the XML would have to be designed in a way that fosters easy growth when a new type of JPEG is added.
The idea is to have something that only takes a few seconds, costs as little as possible to maintain, and works entirely on the web. The project involves band press releases that will automatically be posted online, and announcements instantly delivered to fans.
The information should also be searchable (initially start off with an estimated 3,000 searches per month with room for growth). Seeking a database that is also highly customizable for myself (XML editing) and the consumer (personal preferences on the output). Those who access the RSS feed should be able to personalize/filter it with a login along with about 10 user options, and be able to search archives depending on those criteria I'll provide.
Samples e-mails and images/PDFs can be provided. (Note: the e-mail server is gmail; the code provided is a portion of the RSS.)
The project must also include alternative outputs to the RSS feed and website, which include e-mail and text messaging. Some ingenuity may therefore be required to keep this bid low.
I'd also like to have an upload component for photographs to be attached with each output item in the RSS feed. This could be done manually or automatically (ideally automatically for e-mail attachments that have accompanying photos). Some photographs come as e-mail attachments. Others may be manually retrieved by independent parties (i.e. a paid part-timer finds a band headshot), which should have an easy drop-in capability; such as a secure, remote site; or an e-mail address they could send the photo to (some sort of spam protection would be sought if this were the case, too).
Basic website display and secure encryption requested (The RSS feed will display on a website). Superior design skills are a plus.
Please break down parts of the bid into what each segment would cost.
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