Project in details.
The project is an online address book same as [url removed, login to view] but with added features, where users are able to invite their friends and build an online addressbook for his friends. Registering in [url removed, login to view] would explain all this better than I can do it. Added features to Ringo is the SMS, Blog & Photoalbum connected to the addressbook.
Inviting friends - Can be done through 3 ways:
Automatic Import; Where the user can import the contacts from his yahoo/hotmail/AOL/GMail address book by entering his email user/pass and after select the contacts he wants to add to his addressbook, then each contact selected receives an email with a link to register/login (if already has an account) and is automatically added to the other user's addressbook and the user is added to his.
Manual Type-in; The user can type in the emails manually he wishes to send them an email in a textbox.
Email Draft; An email pre-created as a draft where it is the invitation email doing the same job as in the automatic import above.
SMS - Split into two sections:
Manual Sending; The user can send a SMS to any of his friends on the addressbook only and choose from a custom message or premade messages (messages split in categories to browse/choose from). Each user can send upto X SMS/day only.
Automatic SMS Sending for Birthday; The user can choose X number of friends to automatically send a SMS to them on their birthday, He can choose a custom message or a premade message (categories) for each friend.
Before using the SMS service it has to be activated by the following, An SMS is sent to the user's mobile with a code and he enters it somewhere to verify he's the owner of the account. One mobile number can be used for only one user.
Some countries will be banned from using the SMS service so they'll get "Sorry, The SMS service isn't available for your country" .. Will specify them later.
HTTP Access Points for the SMS gateways will be given to be able to use it.
Blog - Each user can create his Blog and choose whether to make it private, available to all his addressbook or available to certain friends.
Photoalbum - Same as the Blog where they can create photoalbums.
EXACT MAX. BUDGET IS $500