I need a desktop email client built from scratch. The program will be a Zimbra Desktop Clone built specially to take advantage of the many services and features the Gmail and Google Apps offer.
I am seeking a team that will design, develop and create the following:
The Program is a Desktop Email Client to be used specifically for GMAIL ( [url removed, login to view] email) and GOOGLE APPS (google hosted/managed @[url removed, login to view]). The program which will primarily function as a desktop based stand-alone (works online and offline) integrated solution for managing email, address books, contacts, calendar functions, Tasks/To Do List, Documents (Google apps), Collaboration, Chat (Google chat including video and audio), Sync, and RSS Feed reader.
The Program will be specially designed and programmed to work with Gmail/Gmail for Domain and Google Apps. The program will sync all the above segments with the Gmail and/or Google Apps account.
The program will allow for multiple accounts/profiles; where each account/profile is a different login on Gmail/Gmail for domain and Google Apps.
Other context/requirements that providers will need to know:
Task: To develop a standalone MS Outlook/Zimbra/Thunderbird style desktop program for GMAIL.
Key Deliverables: To develop a window based application (design and coding) for effective delivery. The application shall be alpha tested by the provider and beta tested by the buyer.
Modus: The front end shall be developed in Photoshop and illustrator. The front end would include all the look and feel of the application. The coding of the back end shall be done in VB.net and/or c#.
Features: GMAIL, Google Apps, Google Contacts, Google Calender, Google Chat, Google Documents, Google Notebook.
The Program must include the ability to set various levels of licensing (ie. Free, Basic, and Pro).
Design and Look:
The Program will have a general Outlook/Thunderbird/Zimbra Desktop type of look and feel.
Specific expertise/background that I am seeking: I am seeking someone who has experience designing and programming Desktop Applications.
Timeframe for delivery: 3 Months
Budget for this project is ~$4500.00
Please see the attached supporting file for further information.