We have an ejabberd server and need a custom web chat server so users can chat via browser. The application will also store and retrieve private data (for contact lists, notes and other additional mini apps).
We want to use web2py framework and develop the app in python if possible with jQuery for additional UI features...
You should have demonstrable experience with XMPP and with Python/web2py and ajax/jquery.
The project is urgent and will start once a suitable programmer provides a reasonable bid.
The project will continue beyond the chat app to support contact lists (like skype), and a lot of additional features (import contacts, gateways, social profiles, multi user chat).
We are also adding some microblogging features to the client in a second phase.
Initial chat app with roster, contact list and chat should be ready within 3 weeks from start and then we will extend the project to a full time position if suitable.