Consists of 2 components:
1) "client" (which technically could be considered also a server), installs on any Windows machine and connects to server either via XMPP or remoting
2) "web app" - allows user to access files (i.e. scan directory) on any machine that has the "client" installed, by logging in to webapp.
1) "client" is always running, maintains open connection with server. Icon in system tray allows user to access very simple "settings" page, which the user can specify account info (username and password). Registration is done via website (see below)
2) webapp is very simple, just allows creation of a new account (can use ASP.NET 2.0 built-in membership provider). When the user logs in, if there is a "client" associated with this account, the user can navigate through the file system and select a folder to scan. The webapp will then scan for all the files matching a certain pattern (e.g. *.jpg) inside the selected folder, and output the results to a web page. UI for selecting folder should be pretty much identical as [url removed, login to view] (see attached screenshots)
That's it! If it sounds simple... it is! It's just a proof of concept. No fancy UI, or other gold-plating required.
For communication between "client" and "webapp", either XMPP or Remoting can be used. XMPP is preferred (presumably using XMPP .NET Library <[url removed, login to view]>).
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 should run on windows with .NET 2.0 framework installed
-web app should be ASP.NET 2.0