This project has been in development for over 1 year and is now ready for the website development. Time constraints are crucial. We have had a developer who became sick and could not complete the project.
The project is an international introduction service for serious men and women seeking marriage. Offices are being opened in foreign countries starting February 15, and will be operating April 1. A basic operating website must be operational quickly.
It is anticipated this will be an ongoing project as structured additions and embellishments are added.
The website will be hosted in the USA and duplicated in languages of the foreign country we are operating. Example: a personal profile in English will be translated to the viewers language of origin. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, German, Polish, Russian, etc.
After the initial development we anticipate taking the web project manager with us on trips to our foreign offices so a better understanding of the unique problems associated with these countries can be realized and incorporated into the website.
Easy online subscription payments must be integrated into the website. There are NO free members. Many countries have unigue "Pay Pal" types of services. We will incorporate these types of payment features and options into our website.
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).
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Soul Mate Bridge
Preliminary Internet Design Specifications
The following is a general outline of our project for bidding purposes. Bids should include the suggested computer languages and data bases to complete the project. It is projected that 5,000 to 10,000 members may use the site at any given time. Internet speed and loading of the web pages is crucial. This must be taken into consideration in your design.
Basic website layout to include:
We will provide the required written content to be inserted in the appropriate sections.
A form to enter personal profile information and upload a maximum of 5 photos.
Profiles and photos must be approved before posting to the website.
Convert the personal profile form to another language.
Simple personal profile search query o f the members by:
Initial membership is free until Phase 2 is implemented.
Allow the user to select his language of choice and convert all web pages to the selected language for viewing.
We will provide the translated language to be inserted in the appropriate sections.
Implement paid subscription membership using credit cards or Pay Pal.
Anyone can browse and use the website. Only subscribed members can contact each other. All non subscribers are view only.
Add additional items for a detailed “match making?? personal profile search query of members.
Save personal profiles as a “favorite??.
Continued monitoring of the site to improve stability, broadband issues and improvements / embellishments.
It is anticipated that a very large web hosting company be used. The need is critical for server reliability and broadband speed.