I'm trying to win a bid for a mobile app project. The app itself seems pretty simple - it's turning the information from this page ([url removed, login to view]) into an interactive app. You'll see different menus on this page labeled "0-4 months", "4-8 months" and so on through "5-8 years". These are the pages that are the most important part of the application. I will refer to these pages as the "Age Tip Pages" or ATPs throughout the rest of this project description.
All of the ATPs, except for 0-4 months, have an accordion menu on them. In them you'll see two columns. On the left is "Kids This Age May" and gives some information. Next to that is another column that says "How You Can Help Them Develop" with advice. In case it isn't clear, the left column and the right column work together. The right column is advice on how to develop the traits in the left column. Therefore, for the purpose of this app, it's important that the two are tied together. I'm open to suggestions on how we can make this happen in a way that's user-friendly for app users.
Also on the Age Tip Pages you'll see the information is broken into different categories. For example, in the "9-18 months" ATP, you'll see the first two categories are named "How they grow and stay healthy" and "How they learn to interact with people". It's important we keep these categories.
Below the ATPs you'll see videos. I don't want these videos to embedded in the app. Rather I'd like them to have a title and a link. On the 19-36 months page it could look something like this:
2 year old milestone video
Used with permission, Minnesota Department of Education
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Next, I thought I'd walk you through how I envision the app working for a first time user named Alex.
1. Alex downloads the app from the app store
2. Alex opens the app and is asked to login in or register. Since Alex has never used the app, he chooses to register
3. Registration can be done either through Facebook, Twitter or with an email address.
4. Normal Facebook & Twitter login protocols apply. It's important that we capture the user's name & password
5. Email registration will require a confirmation that is sent to the user's inbox.
6. Alex then has the option to register his children within the app. On this screen there is a place to enter the child's first name and birthday. There are also options for Alex to "Add another child", "Skip this Step" or "Save and Continue".
"Add another child" lets Alex enter the first name of a second child as well as that child's birthday. Alex can continue to click on "Add another child" for up to 10 children. "Skip this Step" means that Alex is not entering any information about his children and proceeds to the next page. "Save and Continue" saves the child's information to Alex's account and moves to the next page.
The next page: Alex DID enter information about his children.
If Alex entered only one child's name then he is automatically taken to the ATP for his child. The screens should have the child's age range at the top. Alex can click on this to see other ATPs. The page displayed depends on the current age of his child and should update automatically based upon the time/date settings within the phone. For example, suppose Alex has a daughter named Anika. Anika's birthday is December 1st. Let's assume Anika is going to turn 3 this year. If Alex was using the app and looking at information for Anika, on November 30th, his app would show him the ATP for 19-36 months. On December 1st, when Anika turns 3, the app would automatically update so if he were to look at the app on that day, it would show the ATP for 3-5 years.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ATTACHED - please read these otherwise you will not be awarded the project.
Hello everyone. I am going to STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to read the entire PDF. Out of the 25+ bids, I can tell that only 2 of you have actually read the document. Please read through the document, adjust your proposal message and bid. Good luck.