Description: Our project requires the development of a php based website that fits the generic category of a “community” website.
Background: The whole project will consists of 3 Phases, starting with Phase 1 being the community website where our site will link users who are interested in meeting others to join them in different activities.
This will involve a front-end web based UI and a backend database (MySQL).
Phase 2 and 3 will be started at a later date and can be discussed later.
The major features our site needs for Phase 1:
Password protected access - users need to register for free before given access to the site.
When registering, users will enter certain fields (user name, password, activities of interest, contact information, etc..) and this information will be used for other members to track him down as potential activity partner.
Search Function: Once registered, individual members should be able to search for other members against other profile entries.
Mailbox Function: The system should have a mail system that allows users to contact other users w/o revealing their personal email addresses. The system should provide users with private email notification that they have mail on the system and give them the ability to automatically have the site forward mail from the site to their email address.
Message Forum system: We would like to provide the user to enter a feedback type of a forum on past activities they have had with other members on the site.
Advertisement: The site will take advertisers and we would like to have the ability to enter these ads ourselves onto the site.
Continued support/upgrade: Successful bidder must provide continued support to the related site for product defects and possible feature upgrade.
We will provide specific url's to existing websites whose operational format similar to those mentioned above we would like to clone.