We want to have built an HTML5 gadget that provides instant quotations to clients.
The gadget must receive a number of input parameters and provide a formatted quotation as a result (on screen and available to send via e-mail).
The goal of this project is to assess capabilities of HTML5 to build simple applications with a beautiful interface that can work equally well in modern browsers and mobile devices (iPhone, Android, iPad). If the result is satisfactory we will later build (in another project) a more robust version of the gadget that integrates with an existing SQL Server database (exposed via web services).
The Input parameters (9) are:
* Agent Code (e.g. 1 - AXFRSTT, etc)
* Student Nationality (e.g. 1 - Australia, 2 - India, 3 - Canada, etc)
* Course Name (e.g. 1 - GE English, 2 - VET Cert 2, etc)
* Campus Location (e.g. 1 - Sydney CBD, 2 - Manly, etc)
* Student Visa Status (e.g. 1 - Student Visa, 2 - Holiday Visa, etc)
* Onshore/Offshore (e.g. 1 - Onshore, 2 - Offshore)
* New Student/Existing Student (e.g. 1 - New, 2 - Existing)
* Starting Date (choose Monday from Calendar dd/mm/yyyy) (e.g. 25/07/2011)
* e-mail (optional to send Quotation via e-mail)
Please use appropriate screen controls (check boxes, list boxes, etc) and populate them with values (e.g. List of Nationalities for countries: 1 - Australia, 2 - India, 3 - Canada, etc).
Once you press the Quote button, the gadget must call a web service passing all parameters collected. Assume that all parameters passed are Integers that are unique identifiers for the values listed by the controls.
The web service must return three types of fees: Tuition, Application and Other. Please create a dummy web service that receives the 9 input parameters specified above and return the 3 types of fees. The quotation must display on the screen and the user must be able to re-send the quotation to a different e-mail if desired.
An MS-Excel spreadsheet will be uploaded with the specific ids and values to populate the controls for the 9 input parameters once a response has been received.
We are exploring the possibility of building a relationship with a software developer company to implement similar gadgets (or specific services) as a complement to our existing administration system.