We need an Instant messenger for our website. It should be jabber based and skinnable according to our needs/style. It should allow users to communicate with each other using AIM, MSN, Y! and if possible Google Talk as well. We prefer to provide as much functionality of these above IMs.
However, we need one major extra feature, which would be integration with our Vbulletin forums. i.e The base userid of the of a user in the forums will be the base userid of the person using the client. Authentication should be done thru the vbulletin forum and all users downloading and using the client need to be a part of the forums.
We need the standard IM functions of this kind of application--buddy list, emoticons, group chat, who's online, and similar features. We also need the ability of users to share files with one another from their hard drives.
The client then needs to have features that would allow us to stream ads/events/news/alerts to these users in realtime.
Also required would be a search box that would allow users to search from the forum/google/yahoo etc.
Please include details of your previous experience that is relevant to this project. Experience with Jabber, XML and similar projects is going to be of interest to us. We will need full available rights to code produced.
Please also provide as much detail as possible by private message on what you propose to provide, costs, and approximate time needed.
NOTE: Don't reply back with a simple I can do it, I can do it. Please reply ONLY if you have done something similar or understand the project extremely well. We are extremely communicative, so never shy from dropping a PM to us :)
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