Wanted – Developer group at high quality, speed and reas cost to build Business Social Media Platform – w/Twitter, FB, LI, integration now, blog and more later
Site will be devoted to allowing companies to manage large volumes of users/tweets/msgs, etc
Site will have dev timeframe of approx 4 - 8 weeks and incorporate best features of:
- Objective marketer. com
- Tweet Spinner. com
- Co tweet .com
- Hoot Suite .com
- Twitter fall (UI only)
FINAL PRODUCT WILL BE SOMEWHAT LIKE OBJECTIVE MARKETER DOT COM BUT FASTER, FOCUS MORE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK. ALL REAL TIME – MUST AVOID API CALLS, SO YOU WILL HAVE TO STORE TWITTER STREAM DATA @ AMAZON CLOUD s3 or similar
THIS IS AN APP THAT TWITTER ACCTS WITH 000's of followers will rely on to reduce their workload in dealing with their followers. The should be able to create accts on line and we need top bill their credit cards each month for a certain fee. I will ioen a merchant acct - you will program that end.
YOU MUST BE WILLING TO SKYPE VIDEO WITH ME ONE HOUR A DAY (PAID) AND POSSIBLY I MAY COME TO SEE PROGRESS (BANGALORE, ETC.) I HAVE LOTS OF ANIMATED SHOTS FROM SITES WHERE WE NEED TO EMULATE - AND POSSIBLY LOGIN TO TO EMULATE TOO.
Requirements: (NOTE - they wil be divided into stage one - four in orer of importance and not all will make it into final V1 :-) based on our discussion we will cut hard things for later.
PREFER 2 - 3 person group , 1 UI Guy, 1 -2 developers, mut work well togethers split it any way you want in term of CODE DEVELOPMENT/UI/SOCIAL NET API INTEGRATION/Database Work/SYS ADMIN.
MOST IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BE AMENABLE TO USING AS MUCH OPEN SOURCE EXSTING CODE / LIBRARIES AS POSSIBLE SO AS TO AVOID WRITING CODETHAT ALREADY EXISTS.
THUS YOU SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH OPEN SOURCE TOOLS FOR THIS TYPE OF APP - IN 1) UI (Jquery menus, AJAX NAV and auto populate, etc.) , 2) MID TIER (OPEN SOURCE PROGS THAT INTERACT WITH TWITTER API , FB API / CONNECT AND OTHER SOC NETS), 3) OPEN SOURCE DB Tools/Stored proc. 4) OPEN SOURCE Analysis/reporting libraries 5) ANY OTHER TIME AND MONEY SAVING EXISTING CODE TO GET TO MARKET FASTER –
Ist of most of what is needed:
- In order to fetch data on behalf of account holders, Need Deep knowledge of Social net Apis & (hopefully) tech facilitators @ services(in order to be whitelisted.) Should THOUROUGHLY KNOW Twitter API, Facebook Connect & API, & less so LinkedIn and other Social NET APIS. You MUST have done similar projects and show them as reference to me.
- create & maintain a MySQL database of stored followers, tweets, etc -
- Ability to write middle layer in java, c or ruby, etc (even perl) that performs the actual function/heavy lifting that is reflected in UI/presentation layer (i.e, ability to follow someone, produce list of followers, generate analysis, tweet, more). Trying to avoid PHP!!!
- Creation of a billing page/function that allows the user to sign up via paypal or credit card, for recurring payments
- creating a backend tool that shows how many people signed up an are current and revenues billed yesterday / total users & billings
- Creating an auto-follower - a rulesbased subprogram that runs daily, follows folks by keyword or cloneing of another users folllowers, and waits approx 72 hours before unfollwing those who have not reciprocated the follow. See tweetspinner or other twitter auto-follower for a rough idea. Should be aware of Twitter caution regarding uncool follow/unfollow repeatedly so as ensure best practices are folloed
- Auto DM function – users can write auto dm when someone follows them, (NO DM SPAM)
- creating a series of ad hoc analyis queries/reports that are tabular or graphical & exportable in csv (- E.g. reports on specified date range on Social network/ Twitter follower growth, clicks, unfollows - about 20 more .including analysis by single or combo or Accounts, single and aggregate user Tweet time (hourly), Channels,Clicks,Retweets,Replies,Tweets,Audience,Follows,Follower,Unfollowing, Unfollowers, Clicks, replies, retweets ALL by hour or day, or other date range, in single and aggregate acct view.
- Graphs points should be clickable - when clicked reveal data in tabular form (such as which tweets had highest retweet % that day, where clicks originated from,etc.)
- Creating an outlook-style inbox of the users' accouns (can be multiple) that allows view by public stream of his follows, favorites, send items, DMs, replies, spammers etc.
- creation of scheduled tweet function, easy user invokation of stored tweet templates, and ability to personalize scheduled tweets by inserting strings such as "Dear %User%, - where %user% gets replaced my data field of user name on fly when tweet is sent
- Need stored searches (perhaps auto-email of impt keyword results such as CEOs name, etc if mentioned)
- ability to make groups that are the same as Twitter lists
- ability to view followers/followers/FB friends, etc in different views - asc/decending by follower/ing count, freq. of Tweets,
- ability to allow user to add RSS feeeds and tweet indidiual links to individual articles
- Need quick tweet poster whih can include URL that is autmatically shortened thru bitly or our own URL shortener, then subsequent clicks reported in real time.
- Need ability to click on user picture which pens new window with user's history of tweets, individual tag cloud, tweeting habits (time of day, tweets per day, relative INFLUENCE INDEX (how important they are to generate buzz) as derived as function of followers, retweet %, avg # of folllowers' followers,etc - we will design algorith for this together
- At any stage user may click on a twitter follower and tweet, reply, add to group, unfolllow, etc through a series of std pull down menus - will provide mock up.
- Need ability to create "campaigns" in order that user can assign any tweet to campaign for further analysis Generally campaigns are series of tweets grouped by common content/subject matter, common sales offer, or any other thing that the user users to make them have something in comon . Will need to be able to analyze tweets sent, lnks, FB [url removed, login to view] Likes,FB Shares, links clicked, retweets, replies, etc to assess individual efficacy of each campaign.
- need ability to add accts with oauth or FB connect, LI API etc - as well as integration with Google analytis, omniture, coremetrics,
- Need creation of simple but high quality design/UI based on AJAX/JS: developer should be have intimate knowl of Jquery or other or know good open source libraries to use. Also UI should be easily skinnable via back end page for sub-clients (add logo, change colors, other simple but effective css tweaks)
- the app should post a Tweet from one or more twitte accts (selected by maybe ctrl click?) to multiple accounts of twitter , facebook , facebook fan page , linkedin . more Socail nets(unlimited accounts)
- schedule tweets - to all accounts at any time , unlimited.
-Scripted Tweets - like MS word mail merge for DMs and @'s - ex. Dear %person%, you are %age% years old today!, etc..... but hopefully in easy to use no prgrammer form
- Add Clients , and accounts to the clients
- edit - add/remove twitter/facebook/linkedin accounts
- ability to add folower's email addy manually into field, or via mass upload/mapping to twitter handle
- Ability to generate larger than 140 Char by distributing first 120 char via tweet w/ link back to auto-gen HTML landing page. Landing page created thru standard open source web-based editor
- app refreshes every 1 - 3 min for new tweets
- Last, need an installer made at end of project installs & configs DB, all levels of code , UI, and allos user config – should be installable by someone with limited tech knowedlge
I will provide lots of protoype pages to work from as well as hopefully some written documentation, but you must be a person who not only codes but can think of what features will make this app great, indeed BETTER than Objetive Marketer / TweetSpinner / and similar products – we will work in stages, but eventually be the BEST!
Willl require frequent Skype with me for questions/directions,etc. You also should have staging environment I can access.
Finally once app I would like to retain u for maintenance, etc.
We will also create an installer for the Amazon cloud, install one production copy of app and data base. When a user signs up and credit card is approved, new account should be created. It should be made easy for me to create new accounts manually/override/close down accts
I do have access however to a staging environment here if you can provide Sysadmin setup remotely or thru rep in US. I am in Iowa USA
Pls send estimate of fixed price and samples/bios/CVS – no big agencies! But small independents ok. Willing to spend time in India to help out 2 wks out of the four. I AM EXTREMELY ACCESSIBLE VIA SKYPE AND [url removed, login to view] SHOULD HAVE GREAT RATINGS / SAMPLES . REFS Will be paid in dev. stages that we agree on. We will use an escrow first but once we develop history we can negotiate a better system.
ESSENTIAL: LOTS OF PRIOR TWITTER AND FB WORK, UNDERSTANDING OF DATABASE MARKETING/REPORTING, AND PROMPT DELIVERY HISTORY -NO LATENESS. YOU MUST AREE TO HIT milestones + be paid via electronic method. PAYMENT RELEASE AFTER REASONABLE QA, & retained % as a final lump final payment to ensure all bugs are out before release/things are all in order.
CODE NEEDS GOOD DOCUMENTATION, I will retain you for constant upgrades going forward, assuming we accomplish building the BEST!
Time table for this project - 1-2 month. You will be working from screenshots and screen animations that I provide AND PSEUDO CODE/SPECS/SCREENSHOTS. PLS BID AND SUBMIT QUAIFICATIONS CONTACT INFO (SKYPE, EMAIL, ETC.)
If i connect to someone good and reliable, i will give more projects for [url removed, login to view] the end of the project i will get all the files included for the project, support for setup , QA
for 2 weeks - just to see that the app is working good.