Create a system tray toolbar that will receive information from an Internet based server and perform specific functions such as pop-ups, image changes, and other notifications where certain conditions are met. Ability to re-compile to add options and other features to the source code is required.
The current specifications for this toolbar are explained further as follows:
The toolbar will reside in the system tray and on the client desktop. On periodic intervals, e.g. every 10 minutes, the application will "poll" an internet server and retrieve a status code and/or a set of instructions for the client. A change in status will invoke certain functions on the client side of the application. This will include a change in image (e.g. color, etc) , accompanied by instructions that will direct the client to urls on the internet which will include further information on the specified status that has changed. An internet search capability may also be included in this application.
Basically, this application will work in a similar manner to downloading a weather toolbar from an Internet service. As the weather changes, the toolbar displays various indicators and instructions to the client which can be acted upon for more information.
This toolbar should not be rendered useless by pop-up blockers.
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).
Windows 98 or higher