I have a program that is functioning on pc's and mac that alerts users when a new message has been posted.
The user installs a "notifier icon" that runs in their desktop tray. When a new message is available for viewing the notifier icon changes and user is alerted by a pop up bubble and an audio "ring"
You can view the program at prayeradvance.com
I need to develop a notifier for android, iphone tablet etc that user can be notified of new message when one is available.
The app needs to poll the web api on a regular basis just like the desktop client does. When a new prayer request is made, all the users who check will see a "1" rather than a "0" from the web api
[An app developer needs to write this as a notification type app that runs in the background, checks regularly to see if it has Wi-Fi or Network access, and if so, call the API. If a 1 occurs, fire a notification and beep (or something)
If the user selects the notification alert we can opt to show the request directly or link the user via the default browser
I need someone relatively skilled in both iphone/android development, they can't cheat and do phonegap work since you cannot make a phonegap background service