I've designed and created a website that is an improved version of "Missed Connections" on craigslist. I know that sounds weird, but my thought is for the potential in that idea for professional relationships, friends, etc, to connect through a hand sign in public when they don't have time to talk to one another, in passing, etc, then go on this website "The Four Finder" and place a marker/picture/timestamp where they made contact with that person on the map. Then the other person, seeing the sign will know to go to the website also and find that person who flashed them the hand sign. From there they can continue to connect through links to their facebook, etc.
I've attached a .psd with the basic design and idea behind the whole project if you don't understand. The other files are all sitting on the ftp site.
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I have this idea of this site just being a social media middleman, to connect people to each other, without being it's own social media website.
Here is a link to a similar test map a friend sent me that I'm trying to figure out how to get on my site:
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Server with login info and everything will be provided. Also, This project is in need of a counterpart, aka mobile app, that basically has the same functionality of the website. I have a few VC's interested so timing is crucial, especially if someone can get this thing up and running in the next month.
I look forward to working with you and getting your bids!
Some of you have sought clarification on task list:
1) Implement a Google Map into the main pages of the site (Google API)
Sample of space map needs to fit in:
This map needs to contain user input capabilities such as this map:
a) The Map should also be searchable by address and location and users must be able to see other users markers, which specify time, location, a picture uploaded by the user, and a pull down option of the reason for the user placing the marker (business, friendship, romantic interest, random)
John is walking down the street, he's on his way to a meeting and see's a stranger named Jane walking out of a building across the street. Both of them are in a hurry and although John wants to stop and strike up a conversation with this lady, has doesn't have the time to stop and chat. They make eye contact, John put's up 4 fingers, smiles, and continues on with his business. That hand signal lets Jane know that when she gets back to her office or her home later on, that she can go onto www.thefourfinder.com, and search for the location the four was "flashed" to her. She finds Johns marker, with a picture to prove it was him, and they either can link to a separate page to start a string conversation (example: http://www.missedconnections.com/post/arriving-from-denver-waiting-for-baggage-claim) or directly link to each others linkedin, facebook, twitter, or any other means of social media they choose.
2) Create a mobile app as counterpart to the website. It can be basic. No login is required. Just search the map for markers, or place markers of your own.
3) Create a database using MYSQL or PHP5 and SimpleXML to store the data received by people placing markers around the globe. User input data should be able to be wiped clean every 7 days from the website.
3) Launch the site