Programmer for Social Network/Video Site-Enhancements and Up
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Project Budget$1500 - $3000 USD
Social Network Site with Video, requires -Enhancements and Upgrades
We have been developing a video based social network website where users can upload videos and interact socially. The backend script is Agriya Anova v1.1 ([url removed, login to view]) and is very similar to a Yahoo! Answers type of website. Users can ask questions and receive opinions via text, video, and audio.
We require a person or firm that is capable of continuing development on a day to day basis.
The chosen person/firm will be required to give detailed updates daily and be available for conference calls.
Do not apply for this project if you are an entry level web developer - you should have advanced knowledge of PHP/MySQL and ability to adapt to new technologies and techniques. Additional skills that will be required are Adobe Suite, Adobe Photo Shop, Adobe Fireworks, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Flash.
The initial task list is listed below, but will be expanded as development continues. We are looking for a long term relationship.
What is already completed:
1. The Agriya Anova script is installed and running on a server.
2. The design of the website has been completed and skinning has begun. All Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files will be provided. The skin is about 90% complete.
3. Content has been written
4. The website has a list of custom modules and features that have already been developed and installed.
Here is a list of things that need to be accomplished for this project. Please provide a quote including the completion of the following tasks:
Important – Increase video quality on all uploaded videos by members
The entire concept behind [url removed, login to view] is driven by social interaction and video uploads. When members need to voice their opinions and ask questions, they use a webcam to upload videos to the website. The video that is captured by our current server is very poor and needs to be high quality. We would like quality that is comparable to YouTube’s video uploads. The current video engine is Red5 and it is open source. We would like consultation and advice on how we can increase the quality of videos. We may need to replace Red5 with a paid video server such as Adobe Flash Media Server.
Complete Skinning of website
The current website, located at ([url removed, login to view]) has been designed and skinning has begun. We need the template completed. This involves removing the placeholders on the front page and dynamically pulling information from the database. The following sections have place holders in them: “Latest Voice Posts”, “Popular Voice Posts”, “Featured Voice Post”, “Featured Voicers”. You will need to write a MySQL query to pull this information and display it on the home page dynamically. The entire template is based off CSS.
Create content pages and add them to the site
We have about 13 content pages that need to be added to the site. This should be a simple task of copy information from a word document and converting it to HTML. However, some pages will need to be designed to look visually appealing. Adobe Photoshop experience is required.
There is a module called “VoiceMatch” that matches new members with current members based on similar interests. The module has already been developed but we need to have someone test the functionality and create a skin to make it look more visually appealing. Again, the initial development has been completed.
Search Engine Optimization
Correctly optimize the current website to ensure search engines easily crawl and index content. Do not provide an outlandish quote for sketchy SEO “Packages” that will guarantee placement and rankings. We just need simple Title, Meta, Alt tags, and general standard optimization techniques.
Develop functionality for members to sort new posts based on date, ratings, and popularity. The core functionality is already built into Anova, but it needs to be expanded.
Design/Implement profile page
We would like for all members to have the ability to create custom “Profile Pages” that are similar to those on MySpace. Members should have the ability to post comments on profile pages, add descriptions of themselves, list their interests (which is defined by the VoiceMatch system above, upload images of themselves, upload images to their descriptions. Again, the functionality should be similar to MySpace pages, WITHOUT the ability for each member to customize the CSS on their pages and change the look.
Add the social networking “share” buttons
Add the [url removed, login to view] share buttons on all member’s posts.
Add a spell checker for member posts
When a member asks or answers a question on the site, they should have the ability to spell check before posting.
Add a sitemap
Add a sitemap to the bottom of the page
Add a Contact Us page
Add a contact us form so users and members can contact the owners of the company.
Sending Video messages to other members
Member currently have the ability to upload a video when they ask or answer a question. We would like the ability for them to send video messages to other members in two ways:
1.) When they sign up for the site and import their contacts, there should be a way for them to attach a video before they send the invite email
2.) Members should have the ability to send video messages to each other using the built in messaging system. The current messaging system allows members to send text messages to each other, but we would like the addition of video to that module.
Featured Voicers Module Development
On the home page, there is a section reserved for “Featured Voicers”. This section is used for feature members that continually make contributions to the website. When a member currently performs an action (ask a question, answer a question, posts a comment, gets their post rated) a point system keeps track of points they accrue. (The point system will need to be modified as the featured voicer module is developed).
This is what needs to be developed:
Members that reach 1,000 points should be considered Featured Voicers and have the following added to their account:
1.) A Featured Voicer badge (this will need to be designed).
2.) Their username displayed on the home page under Featured Voicers.
3.) They share in ad revenue that is accrued from the visits to their posts they create. This module will need discussion.
Completion of the Groups Module
We currently have a module that is installed that is acting as a forum. We want the “forum” word removed and “Groups” in its place. Members should have the ability to create groups where they can post messages on the internal message board. The forum module should serve as the foundation for Groups. Members should be able to join a group.
Top Menu Navigation adjusted
On the website header there is a Navigation strip that lists the following: Home, Voice-It, Groups, News, Featured Voicers, VoiceMatch. We have the fireworks and photoshop files that were used to create this menu. Once the site tasks are complete, we may need to change some of the sub-menu items.
Activate the Blogs feature
There is a built-in module called “Blogs”. We need this feature activated and added to the top navigation menu.
Roll Script to 4 other sites
Once the design and programming are complete for Voicepolitics we will need the exact script rolled to 4 other similar sites.
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