Want to create a mobile app similar to https://groupme.com/
Interested in using any and all available best of breed backend as a service technologies as well as pre-built social integrations. App is not complicated so using existing technologies and platforms from a development, initial cost, long term cost, and scalability perspective is very important.
For an example see https://groupme.com/ for group texting functionality.
-in app messaging for people who have app
-sms for non smart phone users who can also join groups
Cross platform development from one codebase to minimize ongoing development to get to working prototype across ios and android is REQUIRED and you MUST have experience using a platform like this or comparable.
A platform like one of the following:
Prefer experience in one of the above systems, please only apply if you have built an app before using one of these cross platform development frameworks.
For the sms functionality to work with in app messaging nexmo.com is what I want to use.
Please visit their website and view their documentation to make sure you are comfortable with their integration documentation.
Goals are lowest budget possible, minimum number of tools to get to viable working prototype to be published to app stores. foundation that is flexible for future feature adds in future releases
Would prefer to use hull.io and/or scringo.com for the social elements and framework.
Analytic tool like mixpanel will need to be integrated.
A backend as a service tool like one of the following is preffered for easy scalable app growth and usage.
I am open to recommendations on which tools you think would be best for this, experience with one of these or similar is REQUIRED.
Misc apps http://try.crashlytics.com/ for crash monitoring and faq and helpdesk using http://www.helpshift.com/ preferred.
I can provide wireframe and final design elements, I just need someone to pull all these elements to build the app.