Coder must develop, using Ruby on Rails or PHP, a complete online air travel booking system which is capable of connecting to the Sabre travel network ([url removed, login to view]) backend. (SOAP/XML). More information on this interface can be found at [url removed, login to view] * Ruby/Rails OR PHP, but Ruby/Rails preferred. Ruby bids will be heavily considered over php bids. * SOAP interface to booking system (Sabre) * AJAX intefaces and effects o Web 2.0 look and feel (read the wikipedia entry on it for inspiration:) o Backround dimming for focus on input areas o Draggable calendars for date/time input. o Animations (and background dimming) while sabre backend is being queried o Animated flight information "rolls out" when received. o Heavily focused on JOU (Joy Of Use!) The site will take advantage of a niche market and contain a points reward system based on the number of miles booked (obviously tracking and registrying users). (mileage information available from Sabre interface). The site must include a credit card billing interface (This can be non-ruby if necessary). It is possible we may negotiate this with the backend booking carrier and it will simply be another interface to that-details to come. Looking to commence within a month.
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).
Client: IE (Windows) and Firefox (Windows, Linux, Mac) Server: Linux Ruby/Rails MySQL or postgres (your choice). MICROSOFT SOLUTIONS (.net, other than mono) ARE UNACCEPTABLE. Server can not be windows based.