Textlation, LLC is interested in the development of an internet website with the capacity to send and receive text messages (SMS) for the purpose of providing language translation services using existing translation engines powered by Google?"?. The Web page should have the capacity to allow users to register for free with the understanding that standard text messaging rates will apply. Textlation, LLC has aquired the internet domains [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view] This proposal will provide an outline for what is being asked of the programmer who can meet the needs, recommendations for improvement are welcome. It shall be possible to translate the following languages via text message: English, Spanish, French, Italian and German In the future, further translations, such as Chinese, Japanese and Russian may be considered, but the logistics of the character sets for these languages, may prove to be difficult due to phone capabilities. We envision a simple throughput system where a text message would be received by an e-mail address, the body of the message would be run through the Google?"? language interface, the translated text would be sent to the phone the message originated from: Example: Mobile Phone 888-555-5555 sends a text message to engtospa@[url removed, login to view] : PLEASE TAKE ME TO THE AIRPORT This message is received and run through the Google?"? translation engine for English to Spanish. The result is: LLEVAME AL AEROPUERTO This text is then sent back to the mobile phone of origin. This is the simplest version of the service that has been envisioned, allowing people to use their mobile phones as walking translation dictionaries. Such devices and services are not unheard of, but it is the belief of Textlation, LLC that a service that is free, and allows the website address to be stored in a phone contacts bank, could acquire enough interest to generate a substantial amount of website hits. It would, of course, be necessary to indicate the engine for translation is Powered by Google?"?, but according to Google?"? sources, no licensing or permission is required to use the engine as long as it is acknowledged. Proposals for Mobile Apps are welcome as well. We that the basic concept laid out in this RFP will allow coders to make a decision on how to best implement a professional looking web page, user friendly in multiple languages and will allow tracking of hits, including the text messages.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows? (depending on the nature? of the deliverables):
a)? For web sites or? other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software? installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).