Would like to contract out the design of an iPhone app that helps firefighters find the location of fire hydrants. I would like the app to be somewhat similar to the "Maps" app that comes standard with iPhones. The app should have a locate me button (similar to the button in the lower right-hand corner of the Maps app) that will zoom in to the users location when pressed. The iPhone should display both a street map and red dots for hydrant locations.
One of the difficulties in designing this app is that there is no national database of hydrant locations, so users would need to load in hydrant coordinates for their own cities. The firefighters would need to work with their fire department to obtain a file with GPS coordinates (in WGS1980 format) for their hydrants. The app would need a simple way of uploading this hydrant data into the app. I imagine it would be possible to accomplish this in similar fashion to uploading files to "GoodReader" which is a PDF reader. I would be open to other ways of uploading the data.
It may desirable to expand this app to also display other things such as "knox boxes" (where keys are kept for buildings). I am guessing it would be possible to upload several files that are displayed using different symbols (e.g. red dot for fire hydrants, brown box for knox boxes).
I want to keep this app simple for now and keep the development costs low. I am particularly interested in developers that can use existing software (such as the google maps api), to keep this project as simple and low-budget as possible. Thanks for bidding.