Mobile development roadmap

Seeking freelance developer with mobile experience to help develop mobile apps roadmap for our team. We are adding significant new functionality to our Drupal platform and will be looking to make it available via iOS/Android apps within the next 6-12 months.

We are looking for assistance to sketch out the right technical approach (e.g., is React Native the right development tool?) as well as what’s the right sequence of functional capabilities to add to the apps. Current implementation is D7 and we understand there are significant mobile-related benefits to upgrading to D8, so we’d like to understand this better.

Current and near term capabilities will include following. Additional functionality will be added over time.
– Create/edit own profile
– Search/view other user profiles
– Send/receive msgs via the app, most likely via PubNub/Layer-type based messaging platform
– View/edit user calendars

Work product would be slides/write-up that outlines recommended approach, technical/other issues, timelines, and estimated level of effort and budgets.

Please pm with your details, including directly relevant experience.

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