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***** Below is a summary of our project. For detailed info, please see the attached Request for Proposal document *****
We are a startup focused on delivering a vibrant community around a specific niche’s products and issues (to be disclosed to selected vendor after NDA is signed). The site will combine the best of social networks, question and answer sites and online product review sites.
WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE:
We have completed the visual design and layout for each major page in the website. We have a non-functional prototype to demonstrate basic user flows and interactions, as well as content samples. We will provide the front-end HTML/CSS and images for these pages. We will not expect the developer to provide any design services -- any design needs that are not already provided will be requested and provided by us.
WHAT WE NEED DONE:
We need total back-end development and implementation for a social networking website that is database driven, including full testing and site launch. The site will include the following basic features:
- Product Reviews
- Questions & Answers (similar to Yahoo Answers model)
- Simple Poll/Survey System (similar to HotOrNot.com model)
- Total site search with autocomplete
- User accounts registration & login
- User Profiles
- "Friend" functionality
- Photo Gallery
- Simple messaging system
- Site admin tool that is web-based
TECHNOLOGIES TO BE USED:
Ajax, CMS, PHP, XHTML, XML, MySQL
Please provide your detailed estimate on the timeline, including major milestones along the way. We would like to get started ASAP (in January), with an initial launch by March 30, 2008.