Ruby on Rails Price Search Social Network


We are looking at doing a pricing website for travel. The user is able to compare and share the cost of travel they have found with the cost of travel others have found or paid. This will be aimed at users of websites such as priceline. So for example, people who use priceline find a certain price for a certain hotel in a certain city. Once they find the price they would come to our site and input the information they have found (what hotel they got for what price and for what travel dates). Other users would be able to search through the website for find what prices others received and what hotel they got (since priceline doesn't disclose the actual hotel until after you buy). Once other people buy their hotel from priceline, then they would have the ability to come back to our site and input their information (what hotel they got, the price they paid, the date of their travel). Users will be able to interact in a social network to discuss their travel experiences and prices. A similar website for rental homes was done at We'd like a simple interface and simple results page. The functionality would include graphing of pricing and trends, mapping of the hotels (Google Maps API), and details about their travel (hotel, star rating, travel dates, price they paid) and provide visitors to the site with the ability to 1) search the pricing others have found and 2) upload their own pricing information. The users will have a social network experience where they can add pictures, descriptions, create friendships and have direct url. We would like the site done in a Web 2.0 style design with Ajax elements. This is a content management system (CMS) requiring a backoffice where the administrator can add/delete/edit products such as airline and hotel chains and administer the users. Design is very important to us so if you cannot develop sites such as Kayak, Farecast, Mobissimo, Farecompare please let us know beforehand. Allan skype: allanscu

## Deliverables

1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.

2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):

a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.

b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.

3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).

## Platform

Our software requirements are as follows: Ruby on Rails (with complete RoR tests) MySQL lighttpd Linux (Fedora 7) NO PHP

Skills: Engineering, Linux, MySQL, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Software Architecture, Software Testing

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