I am looking to develop a web directory of professional freelancers, but rather than searching by location as the main search criteria, I wish to be able to drill down further to form the rankings in the search.
Potentially, I am looking to find a company to develop either the AppThemes Vantage and/or Vantage + Classipress website, as this might jump start the project.
This directory will be aimed at the live events industry (sound engineers, lighting technicians etc)
For example, I want to find a sound engineer in a city such as London, but I need him to be familiar with "Yamaha" sound desks, "sennheiser" radio microphones etc, so my search would be "sound engineer" in "london", then a separate search area where the user can enter some broad "tags" that build confidence in the search rating results.
Then in the search results, the results are posted as an illustrated percentage of matching the search terms to the people in the directory.
Please could you give me an indication if this is a project you are interested in, and how you feel we could move forward with the development of this. Having spent quite a bit of time searching for an easy way to get things moving, I found the Vantage theme from AppThemes, which seems to look like it will work, but need the added level of functionality in the searching.
Obviously when a user registers, they will have to enter all the tags of equipment, whether this be manufacturer and models etc. I would also like a selection of options that determine the level of experience that the freelancer has, which is based on a series of 1 to 5 stars in several areas. This forms the persons "believed" rating.
When a freelancer gets booked, then the person booking them can answer the 1 to 5 questions and the average rating gets displayed back on the system, so there is a "I believe I am this good" rating, and next to it a "you are actually this good" rating.
Hope this makes sense, I have some idea on budget, but this is a new business so looking to get something working as a proof of concept so we can begin working on the system over the next year.
I would love to discuss this further, so please do not hesitate to contact me at [url removed, login to view]@[url removed, login to view] or +447879498722.
I'm based in the UK so responses might come out of your working hours!
Thanks in advance,