Developer Wanted: Developing Bangla Mobile Application

This job offer was originally posted Shahriar Tariq in his blog. I am reposting it in my blog with the permission of the original author for reaching out the wider community. Interested freelancers/developers are requested to contact with Shahriar Tariq either at his email address or in the comment section of the original announcement post. The project is summarized below.

Project Name:

Bangla Mobile Typing Mechanism for AndroidTM & SymbianTM Devices.

Project Objective:

To create and promote a Bangla typing mechanism for mobile device run on SymbianTM or AndroidTM.

Project Background:

Despite Bangla being the sixth most spoken language in the world it’s presence on technical world is appalling. In recent years the trend is changing for computer device with introduction and popularization of several typing keyboard layout (ie Probhat, Unijoy, Phonetic etc.) and typing mechanism (Avro keyboard). There are also some projects that are working on localizing popular software applications and web portals. However the case is not same for mobile devices. Only seeming change in Bangla use on mobile device has been seen by introduction of several low end Nokia devices which support Bangla menu and can send and receive Bangla text message sent with similar device. Recent versions of mobile web application ‘Opera MiniTM’ have supported display of Bangla websites with rendering complex script on server side. We would like to take it a step further with introduction and promoting Bangla typing mechanism for two large mobile operating systems out there, SymbianTM and AndroidTM. To encourage development of the said mechanism we are going to ensure remuneration for anyone who contributes to the project.

Project Duration:

❯ Original development: Three months (with grace period of three additional months for bug fixing and documentation)

❯ Subsequent development: Indefinite

Project Remuneration stages:

❯ Original Development: $500.00 (BDT 36,000) ❶

❯ Subsequent Developments: $50.00 (BDT 3,600) yearly service (from 2nd year)

❯ Documentation(s): $69.44 (BDT 5,000) ❷

Payment will be made after submission of workable typing system is released

Depending on the quality of documentation (sole discretion of project maintainer)

Project Terms & Conditions:

❯ The original development and all subsequent developments (ie. those which directly falls under this projects authority) must be released under open license (ie. project developments must be open source)

❯ The original development and all subsequent developments (ie. those which directly falls under this projects authority) must be available completely free of charge for general users.

❯ Original development remuneration will be made with Post Dated Cheques (PDC) with three months time frame.

❯ Subsequent development and documentation remuneration will be made within 15 days of release (subject to availability of funds, maximum grace period of 30 days).

(payment terms and conditions can be negotiated)

For further details, visit Shahriar Tariq’s original post. If you are interested in this offer or if you want to discuss this offer or if you have something to ask, then please contact with Shahriar Tariq. DO NOT contact with me, I am NOT associated with this project. I can’t help you in this matter.

4 thoughts on “Developer Wanted: Developing Bangla Mobile Application”

  1. ha ha ha adnan bhai why you want to stay 100 feet away from the project by saying  “DO NOT con­tact with me, I am NOT asso­ci­ated with this project. I can’t help you in this matter.”
    I think any Bangla loving people will be interested in the project (well that’s my view).
    and thanks a lot for reposting the project, hope something better will come out of it.

    Thanks Tareq Bhai, I intend to put my support for MayaSoft for their project if they are interested to pursue their project under my specified requirement 🙂

    1. Actually I wanted to clarify that the project wasn’t my idea and I am not financially/technically contributing the project (well … if I had a job then I would definitely participate 😀 ). 

  2. How much you take for  make Bangla keyboard layouts soft in android. i want to buy. it should look like Bijoy or avru. please response.

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