We are looking to have a custom app done for a "cafe" of sorts. The two main functions needed are:
a) The ability to push information updates to the app to notify users about daily updates like new menu items and deals.
b) The ability to for the user to interact with social media streams (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc.). Check ins, posting pictures (watermarked with our brand's logo), etc. We already offer deals through Facebook Place check ins via the "real" FB app -- if it would be possible to integrate Place Deals, that would be perfect.
c) In addition to putting this app up in the app store, we are looking at running this app on ipads in bartop "kiosks" to promote social stream check ins for discounts while "on location". We'd love some kind of "hidden" or password controlled option to be able to "lock" the ipad into this app (the mounting hardware we are using covers the Home key).
It would also be nice to integrate some kind of franchise finder or map function, though depending on cost we may wait to do that until later.
We are only taking serious proposals from people familiar with IOS development (cocoa/obj-c).
While we aren't looking to sacrifice quality, time is still an important factor. We'd like to get this project done within 4-6 weeks if possible, depending on how much that is going to raise the price.