# Outlook SMS Plugin
We are requesting bids for a simple outlook plugin that fulfills the following criteria:
* Can submit an SMS to a provider via http request
* Can be configured for the users account with the SMS provider
* is lightweight, no .net, or other pre-requisites, must be a self contained solution within 2-3 of megabytes MAXIMUM (realistic adjustments of this limit will be considered, but please mention them IN YOUR BID)
* Has a functioning installer which works on XP, Vista, and Win 7
* Be compatible with Outlook 2003 and 2007
There are a couple of features that should be mentioned here also:
## Sending based on calendar appointments:
The plug-in needs to send to attendees of meetings in a variable timeframe (tomorrow, today, next 7 days, next 30 days) and send a templated message including information from their address book entry (dear John Smith) and also the calendar appointment they have set (don't forget your dentist appointment on the 10th of December at 9am). This feature should include the ability to template the message with "merge" information e.g. :
Dear [[first name]], don't forget your dentist appointment at [[appt time]] on [[appt date]]. thanks the team at geddes dental south auckland.
and save a few templates for future use.
## Sending to single contacts
The user of the plugin should be able to somehow (easily) send an SMS to a contact from the address book, but just clicking a send sms button, and typing the message, clicking send.
## Full configuration according to the API
the user should be able to configure the plugin to use features detailed in the SMS sending API from the provider.
Alphabet (GSM or Unicode)
Concatenation of messages
## User Feedback
The API replies with feedback on the result of the request, this should be displayed to the user (but also be able to be turned off with a preference).
Please include a realistic estimation of the time needed for you to complete this job.
This should be a fun job for the right developer, and further work in the future for the right candidates is almost guaranteed!