IF YOU ALREADY SENT US A BID, PLEASE SEND ANOTHER DESCRIPTION OF THE PRODUCT This project involves creating a system that can send out a mass text message to people who have been added to the list. The system should be a web based platform. General idea... A school administrator will be given a password with which he can log into the system. Then if there is (for instance) a school closing the administrator could sign into the site. Then select the list of students who should receive the text. Then the administrator would type in the message to be sent out. Simply click send and the message would be sent to all of the students. We believe that the method for the SMS to be sent out would be through a third party. There is some level of innovation that the programmer can bring to the table here because we are not 100% sure how the system should function. SIMPLICITY IS THE KEY HERE. The manner in which students or faculty could get on the list in order to receive a text message would be through the use of the schools email system. A student would sign up on our website giving us their cell phone number and school email address. Then a confirmation would go out to that email address. In the confirmation email a key code would appear. This is then used by the student to return to our website. They would once again type in their cell phone number along with the confirmation key. This ensures that everyone on the administrator lists is a student at the school. There will also need to be a method for which a student can change their number. We may ask that the parents/guardians of the students could add their names onto this list. The coder needs to be able to commit to following up with changes to the project, which will be compensated accordingly. This project needs to be completed in a very timely manner. The coder should have access to a gateway to test the platform, but that can be negotiable.
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).
4) That's it.
This is a web based platform which can run on a server that we will purchase. Anyone with internet access should be able to get onto our program.