This is a simple flash application which displays a countdown clock. E.g. "7:02:35.29 until Halloween". The format ("7 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes and 29 seconds until Halloween") and font style and size (native flash fonts supported at the least, preferably includes easy mechanism for user-defined fonts) as well as foreground and background colors should be configurable. This flash application will be embedded in an HTML page. It receives as a parameter a URL which should return XML data. The following data is encoded in the XML document: - A Date/Time field of the event - A highly flexible format specifier "7:02:35:29 until Halloween" "Only 7:02:35:29 until Halloween" "Halloween is only 7 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes and 29 seconds away!" - A text message to be displayed after event has expired - Background/Foreground color for both pre-event and post-event (meaning that they can be completely different) - Font style and size for both pre-event and post-event Preferably you will design a XML Schema (.XSD) for this project.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
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This project will require embedded fonts, and I will need an easy way to add/remove fonts even after you've signed off on the project.
The message also needs to be customizable (akin to C sprintf function). The flash should parse certain tokens out of the input string and replace them with parts the countdown timer (days/hour/minute/second) -- as opposed to having say 4 different types of time format to chose from.
I will be accepting a bid within 48 hours, so please revisit your bid and submit a message indicating if you are still available for this work.