We are looking to have a cross-platform application created that is functionally identical to the [url removed, login to view] App. Our content will be different but that feature set is the easiest way to describe the layout and functionality we are after.
We would like it to look very much like Blinkist to start. However, we would like it designed in a way that makes it reskinnable.
Performance is paramount. Time should be spent to ensure the application is efficient and performs well during poor bandwidth scenarios.
Microsoft Azure CDN for audio streaming
Microsoft SQL Database
Data feed to the App via webservice