I need someone who is an expert with Microsoft software technology to design and develop a hybrid dating website similar to "Match.com". We would like to have a "hybrid" dating site that has most of the features from "Match.com" and a few features of both "PlentyOfFish.com" and "Facebook.com".
Here's a list of the Microsoft software platform and other technologies we want to be used in development the hybrid dating website:
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Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Microsoft Windows Server Enterprise 2003
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition
Visual Studio 2005 Professional
Content Delivery Networks
Server Load Balancer
We chose Microsoft technology platform for the ability to rapidly develop a very stable and custom website from scratch that can offer robust - dynamic features and provide excellent scalability just in case the website grows quickly. The two key words are "bugfree" and "scalability" in order to accomodate a potential traffic in the future up 8 million - 14 million page views a day and 250,000 - 500,000 unique visitors/day.
We need a fully operational online dating site with all the bells and whistles of [url removed, login to view] but unique to our concept. We are interested in service providers who have completed dating sites, and we require visiting these sites to ensure that they work properly. We are not interested in software packages or precreated templates. Although we have a detailed plan of what we want, we do not have the experience to put it all together. So, we will require someone/company to help us through the process and make suggestions for a fully operational site. The following is a list of questions and further comments regarding our needs (please answer all and provide your profile including dating sites you have completed):
1) How would we be able to communicate with you if we have questions or require changes to the site?
2) How long do you offer support/maintenance once the site is operational?
3) How do we integrate payment options into the site? We will need direction/assistance in incorporating a merchant account.
4) Would we be able to go in and make changes ourselves? We will request some training on simple tasks such as approving profiles, adding articles, etc...
5) Do you offer webmaster services as well?
6) Do you offer hosting services?
7) We will need security for the site.
8) Logo design needed
9) EXTREME CREATIVITY a MUST!
10) The bid you make will be FIRM. DO NOT attempt to sell us up.
11) Unlimited revisions until we are satisfied with the project.
12) Money will be deposited in escrow, but it will not be released until we are satisfied with the project. This is not negotiable, so please don't ask.
13) Can you assist with copyright?
14) Please be realistic with the amount of time needed for such a project.
15) We will own all components of the website. You will retain NO ownership.
16) We will want to run through the site on your server before transfer.
17) Profiles with photos and chat room will be components.
18) Again, ask yourself if you can create a [url removed, login to view] clone that is original without copying scripts.
Also, we would like to have these 2 features included in the Admin Control Panel Area:
Pay Per Click Finance Calculator - to sort earnings by day, week, month, specified dates etc.
Banner Manager - set zones for banners, upload banners - set date start/date end, click link etc.
Furthermore, we also want the features listed (below) in the following off-the-shelf dating software incorporated into the hybrid site:
[url removed, login to view] (Please refer to the link/website for more detail).
[url removed, login to view] Dating Software [url removed, login to view] Dating Software Main Features
Ability to create photo contests. Limit photo entries to age and gender. NEW in v4.1 more
Worldwide database of countries, states, regions, prefects, cities NEW in v4.1
Worldwide distance search NEW in v4.1
Ability to create regional sites (limit to specific country, city) NEW in v4.1
Affiliate module with support for banners, one-time and recurrent commissions, tracking NEW in v4.1
Automatically detect user country (based on IP address) NEW in v4.1
Video Uploads (requires video converter plugin) NEW in v4.1
Shows user icons on the profile page NEW in v4.1 more
Bad words filter for profile, messages, group topics, group posts, blogs, comments NEW in v4.1
Ajax dropdowns are used to select countries, states, regions, prefects, cities NEW in v4.1
"Browse Members" admin page now detects the user IP country and shows a country flag NEW in v4.1 more
Support for FaceFinder plugin NEW in v4.1 more
Ability to restrict who can contact you by gender, age and photo NEW in v4.1
Group announcements NEW in v4.1
Ability to disable comments, voting and rating for your profile NEW in v4.1
Users are notified of new topics and posts in their groups NEW in v4.1 more
Filter Group members by gender, age, type. NEW in v4.1
Search group by category, by name, by description. NEW in v4.1
Search group topic by name, by keyword in the post. NEW in v4.1
Search in mailbox by username. NEW in v4.1
Ability to place content pages in the header and footer. Ability to rearange content pages. NEW in v4.1
The message history icon now links to all messages from that user. NEW in v4.1
Group posts now support smileys. NEW in v4.1
Payflow Pro payment gateway supported. NEW in v4.1
Ability to mark your video profile as private. NEW in v4.1
Ability to autoapprove profile answers for users registered more than xx days ago. NEW in v4.1
Profile topics, questions and prewritten answers can now be translated. NEW in v4.1
Ajax Chat Room with user thumbnails NEW in v4 more
Automatic deletion of non-activated users NEW in v4
Community Groups NEW in v4 more
Group Ajax Chat Rooms NEW in v4
Group Image Galleries NEW in v4 more
Group Message Boards NEW in v4 more
Support for public, moderated and private groups NEW in v4
Captcha Validation to prevent automatic registrations NEW in v4 more
Vista Gadgets for users and administrators NEW in v4 more
URL rewriting for search engine optimization (SEO) NEW in v4
Dynamic meta tags based on the profile data NEW in v4
Greatly improved performance NEW in v4
Support for manual payments (check, e-check, wire, etc) NEW in v4
Ban by country (useful for banning spammers from Senegal and Nigeria) NEW in v4
Supports profile activation via SMS NEW in v4
Shows distance (km/miles) from the currently logged in user in search results
Shows zodiac signs NEW in v4 more
Filter online users by age/gender NEW in v4 more
Email profile to a friend functionality NEW in v4
Report abuse functionality for photos, profiles and messages NEW in v4
Powerful, secure, fast and stable [url removed, login to view] SQL-based online personals community site
Scalable users database engine
Video profile recording, Flash-based IM with audio/video communications, live Flash-based chat (requires subscription)
ZIP code distance search
Excellent Customer Service & Support
Role-based web administration
Customizable profile topics, fields and answers
Fully UNICODE compatible – Can be translated to ANY language (including right-to-left and non-Latin based languages)
Rate users; Rate photos (hot or not); Configurable scale
AJAX enhanced NEW!
User Blogs NEW!
RSS for news and new users NEW!
Smilies in messages and profiles NEW!
Birthday e-mails and todays birthdays box NEW!
Manual or automatic content approval
Gmail Like Mailbox Conversations Archive NEW!
Personal Weblog commenting NEW!
"Setting" section to manage sitewide functions
Integrated language file modification capabilities
CSS-based table-less design
Zip code locators
Show Interests (Send Roses, Flirts, etc)
Unlimited functionality modification options and easy design/layout customization
Different questions for males, females and couples
Optional profiles auto-approve
Who's online list
“Free for women” mode
Supports recurring billing from PayPal
Moreover, I would like to add another customize feature similar to [url removed, login to view]'s Compatibility Predictor with their matching algorithm. Here's the url link to Plentyoffish's Compatibility Predictor feature and a basic description of their "matching algorithm" - [url removed, login to view]
Lastly, I would like to add an additional feature that's similar to [url removed, login to view]'s older registration process. The member registration process will include the visitor's information be checked and cross referenced against stored data (e.g., email addresses, banned IP addresses, etc...) and parameters to determine visitors for automatic denial or approval. I want to have a list of acceptable school related email addresses and companies email addresses. For example, the visitors must go through a school or company vetting process during the initial member registration process. The member will need to locate their school (i.e., Harvard University). If they're a student of Harvard University, they must have an email address that includes "@harvard.edu" or related addresses to Harvard University in order to be allowed to the next process in the registration which is receiving a link sent to the email used in the registration process and they must "click" the link in order to activate the new account.
I look forward in reading your reply. Thank you.