We are looking to begin work on an immediate project, and also to develop a long term relationship with a programmer who has expertise in developing web-based applications designed specifically for the iTouch/iPhone using Mobile Safari. We are not looking to use the Apple iPhone SDK, we are exclusively looking to create web-based applications for the iPhone/iTouch. Some similar applications to what we want to create (in look and feel only) are at [url removed, login to view] and www.fumbleview.com.
The programmer we are looking for should have specific expertise in leveraging the mobile safari browsers features/functions. Specifically we want to leverage functions like button-overlays (as found in [url removed, login to view]). A good reference for this kind of development can be found at [url removed, login to view]
Our backend development for the iPhone/iTouch is Microsoft based, but you should also have some expertise in php/linux/MySQL for coding back-end database calls which will be used by the application. Therefore a broad set of development skills is beneficial.
We have had some very bad luck with outsourcing development, so in order to alleviate this risk for us, the payment structure will need to be based on specific deliverable dates. Once we agree on the specific scope of work, and related completion dates, payments will only be issued upon reaching these dates, and reaching them on-time. If dates are missed, there will need to be financial penalties that we will both agree upon up front. If this is not acceptable to you, then please do not bid on our project.