At this stage, this is a capabilities gathering bid to identify a set of developers who can build (and live test) an Instant Messaging client for a popular open source IM system. The target device is a RIM Blackberry 6200 which has J2ME support on the OS and GPRS support for networking. The client will need to have features traditionally found in popular IM clients, but robustness is the key criteria. A Server side proxy may or may not be needed, but if used can improve performance and reliability. An emulator is available for this device on the RIM/Blackberry site Please respond with your ideas on how you would architect such a client/server, how you will package it for delivery, previous experiences building clients on mobile devices, as well as instant messaging oriented clients on these devices. If you have some messaging clients you have previously built, please provide some pointers. Please only respond unless you have had some experience in J2ME and Blackberry Enterprise Server etc. Ask clarifications using Comments, and then provide a bid.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) Exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site).
J2ME GPRS RIM/Blackberry 6200