My colleagues and I are currently working on building a website / web application tailored towards Realtors and Politicians that gives them a one-stop shop to design custom advertising assets such as Postcards, Flyers, Posters, Photos, etc. The website will give them complete control over branding and information and gives them an engine to generate beautifully designed assets.
I am building the backend infrastructure right now in Node.js and using mostly Angular for the front-end portion. I am working the asset generation engine right now, the shopping cart, as well as the rest of the website. Deploying everything on AWS.
What I do want to add as a feature is the ability for the customers to not only design their materials, but also have them printed and mailed directly from the site as well.
I have explored several options on how we can get this done, but frankly I have too much on my plate at the moment to build this feature. I found several options to get this done, but I think I want to use Lob dot com.
I prefer doing as much as I can with APIs and they seem to have a pretty simple and RESTful API that you can use to integrate printing & mailing into applications. I checked out their Github and they have wrappers in PHP, Ruby, Python, Node, Java, Clojure. Their docs seem very similar to how Stripe architected their API.
I don't really mind which language we use for this part. I am just looking for a really good developer to help build this functionality into the app. I prefer someone who has experience working with different APIs. A huge plus if you've actually used Lob in the past and could offer up your thoughts and feedback. Really curious to see if they have logging in their dashboards.
We are prioritizing this for people that have created an account at Lob/used it/ or are really familiar with APIs. I am using sites such as oDesk, Elance, etc. as well to cast a wide net.
I've been to several hackathons this year and Lob tends to give out a lot of $ credits to use their API, so if we go with them, we could get started for free.
This project of mine is already well funded with support from various angels. If chosen, I will get in touch with you directly to share more details on the project and progress so far.