We require to develop an application for Microsoft platforms (PCs or laptops) that will allow remote users to subscribe to and read regional news updates.
The application will be incorporated within a more general application that will offer ships crews a host of services and products. However, if possible, it would be good to be able to offer this application as a completely separate product open to use by anyone.
Remote users will not always have access to internet, but will have access to email.
Updated news files will be sent each day to the ship depending on the subscription.
File formats are open to what may be required – XML, text.
News will be sent to an email address, and then automatically processed on arrival on the ship. This will copy any files to a folder on the network or laptop. The file can then be read by the application as required.
The proposal is for you to offer a solution for this need and we would welcome your ideas or suggestions on how you believe you could achieve this.
We have prepared a full specification for the features we require, but your initial bid would be based on the above information.