A South East Asia startup requires a developer
- might be helpful to have some (but not compulsory) OCR background or used OCR SDK/API
- has designed websites with the need of databases, heuristics and hierarchy, to help develop their MVP
Background of project -
An aggregator to match demand/buyer to suitable supplier/seller, the OCR is required to extract information from the various documents submitted such as banks statements, invoices etc to then - 1. using the designed filter/rules/heuristics to control/dictate which case is sent to who, based on example, product type, company type the supplier serves and various parameters. 2. effectively reduce the fields the buyer has to manually enter.
I understand bank statements can be harder to read and therefore think we need to do a API/SDK plugin with external solutions such as docparser. But thought it might be a real bonus to have some understanding of parsing so for documents where we only need to read just one or two information so that we are not entirely reliant on the external provider or where it might be more cost-effective since its pay per use? the information extracted can be on different positions of a page depending on the length of information prior to the information required but they will be clearly sectioned and labelled. so some knowledge of zonal OCR etc perhaps?
It is a fairly large build with a lot of forms and pages but they will be similar to each another with just different fields depending on which product the buyer is looking at and therefore capturing different info - modules wise not that many.. good manipulation of databases is required. Super Users (seller) are able to create new users so will require a good understanding of hierarchy and heuristic as well. seller will be able to look at the documents/info provided by buyers and quote them. there will be some sales tracking needed as well.
We will only work with freelancers that are comfortable with escrow
(only agencies need apply. no individuals. please indicate in message you are from agency). We prefer a fixed-rate so we know what to expect and if there are any minor changes that need to be done along the way, taking more time, we can be billed separately to be fair to you. There should not be functional/modular changes but certain fields, choice of words might be improved as we talk to customers. So some having flexibility will be helpful for us
As this is an MVP, we are looking for a mid long term partner that we can continue to work with on improving the built and ideally continue to support us even when we start to have in house dev.. so good documentation will be required. Our government is providing subsidies for startups to do source code reviews and pent test which I will be doing, so it is almost guaranteed to have at least ongoing work within the near term even after when it's launched.
Understand some freelancers prefer to get on a call. I would prefer not to go into a negotiation without first having some basic queries answered first. If it is because that will give you the ability to answer in greater details, free to answer it via a recorded video or voice recording then. my mockup is 80 pages. I really don't want to have to explain my mockup to everyone, but only the shortlisted ones. So seek your understanding on this. So job file will only be given to shortlisted agencies for project material estimation
please walk me thru your process from gathering requirement (how do you do that) to day to day, to updating, how and how often etc
do you do full-stack? agile or waterfall? do you have in house graphic, UX/UX designers?
Could you please share portfolios that you think is similar to what I described, time taken and cost? This will help us understand your experience and if you are someone within our budget so that I don't waste your time as well