Hello. My name is Michael. I will be helping you with your question today.
Hi Michael, Can you please provide an update or if you have any questions?
What development platform do you plan to develop it on?
What type of assistance from me would you be looking for (very specifically, please).
You can use the iOS9 SDK / Swift and specifically the Mapkit APIs for the GPS location determination. I need the entire codebase and compiled code for the app. I don't have access to any development toolkit or skill set for Swift.
Updating the MySQL table would require a PHP web service. the IOS native app would need to make a HTTP request to this web service in order to send data and update the table in the MySQL database.
So I would need you to also write the web service.
OK. I can give you a quote for this. It would take several hours of development. I'll be happy to provide that if it is a route you want to consider.
Let's reduce your scope of work to the native iOS app only and you can quote me for this. We have the web service available now so you don't have to develop that.
The web service will validate the userid with records in the USERS table in the database of the web app. The following success/error messages are available from the web service through a json_encode when the web service is called.
Essentially I am looking for the code for the native app to determine the current GPS coordinates + address (if available from the Mapkit APIs) and invoke the PHP web service.
How much would this effort cost?
Ok... got it. You just need the authentication mechanism, which you would then integrate into whatever app you want to use it with?
I received your offer. I was not expecting to spend that much on this simple development. The number of hours that you have asked for is what I was expecting this reduced scope would take but the rate is much higher than I expected.
Thank you for the offer though. I guess I will have to look for other alternatives.