So, I’m looking for a developer to develop a mobile app. It should be done for Android, WP and iOS but because I think the price is too high to do all at once, I'll probably first choose only the cheapest which I think is Android(?) and later another versions one by one. I’ve heard that Xamarin is best for this because it’s easier to copy afterwards the app for other platforms but whichever is the best way, then I’ll go with that. But whichever platform is chosen to start with, it should be responsive right away for smartphones and tablets.
About the app: It should be on similar to this [url removed, login to view] - a magazine reader. But MUCH lighter. Exception is that I (owner of the app) will upload magazines to a database/server (or whatever, you can tell me how this works, where the magazines are sent/uploaded so they appear to be read at this app?) and all the uploaded magazines are visible for ALL app users for free and there is NO need for any login credentials. So they DON'T choose which magazines are at their magazine player/reader but they are updated automatically. And when a new issue is published, the older one of that magazine should be replaced and gone.
There will be 10+ magazines available at all the time. Every magazine should have own “page”, “tab” or whatsoever place is the best solution, for the short description of the magazine publisher/magazine itself. At the main view all of the magazines should be by their publication date and that's where the reader taps the magazine and starts to read. By swiping with finger the app should make pages go back and forth page-by-page. When the magazine pages are read, browsing forward after final page should make the user go to the main view. Also there should be feature that lists all the magazines and by alphabetical order. Tapping the name of company the user is interested in, it makes you to go to the description page.
PDF is the source file type for magazines to be uploaded. Then these should be turned for the app to be visible. There should be also features to zoom in and out without losing quality, one-page view and button to get back for the home view where the magazines are listed.
Magazines should be listed by showing their front cover thumbnail (see sketch). When I upload the magazine, it automatically makes their front cover thumbnails uploaded to the app by recognizing their name I've given or the folder has (or if you have some other process is mind, feel free to tell how it should be done by you).
It should be possible to make this app make notifications when a new magazine is available.
NOTICE: Language for the final app is FINNISH and I can provide all the written content – you just have to copy paste them.
This does need some kind of a web portal where I need to upload the PDFs. So for the app to make it work in a way that I can upload magazines to be read, I know there is also a need to create server side API. Push notifications need server side API too. So there is a need for API for data exchanging between apps and server database/files. And same API could be used for sending of Push Notifications on the app. But if you have some other solution in mind to make this happen, feel free to give your thought. If you recommend to use cloud solution, feel free to propose those – I’m fine with cloud solutions.
Most of the graphics I can make and provide to you: background graphics, menu graphics...
See sketch for the app and it’s functionalities.
All the rights and full ownership will be transferred to me after completion.
When you give me the price, make sure it is the actual price for the whole project and is should cover everything needed to get this done and published. Also tell me which platform does it cover (Android, iOS or WP) and how much would it cost to make remaining ones afterwards? In addition to these, I’d like you to tell me how long do you expect to need for get this app done (notice server/database needs) and published?
19 freelancers are bidding on average €503 for this job
Hi You are looking for a Magazine App starting with Android. Reviewed whole description. but to provide you exact price and [url removed, login to view] you communicate on Skype call?
Dear Sir. I'm talented mobile app/game developer. I have been developing Iphone apps for several years. You can see high skilled apps in my portfolios. I am ready for you. Regards.