I need a good team to develop a social network site.
The project's structure and feature set will be a mixture of some of the most popular social network sites out there ([url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view] to be exact), and it will need an advanced slideshow generator like the ones found on [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], flektor.com. ** PLEASE REVIEW THE WEBSITES MENTIONED HERE THOROUGHLY BEFORE BIDDING, UNDERSTAND AND ANALYZE WHAT YOU ARE BIDDING FOR OR DO NOT BOTHER.** The features I want for my project are all there on these sites.
When bidding please keep in mind that you are only bidding for the programming aspects (do not include the charge for logo and graphic design) since I will hire other designers for that, unless you can prove it to me that your team has superb design skills and can provide me with convincing portfolio. Also, after reviewing [url removed, login to view] you will know that in order to creator great slideshow effects and transitions you need great Flash skills and excellent visual sense, if you do not think you possess such level of skills please bid without the cost for the slideshow effects and transitions (only bid for the project and the coding part for the slideshow generator) since I will hire other Flash designers for that part of the project.
I want a 100% original custom script built from scratch, upon completion of project all source code go to me and I will own 100% legal rights to it, no gimmicks and tricks, no encrypted codes., clean and clearly commented codes, must be modular and scalable.
The detail spec sheet will be provided to bidders that I am interested in. Keep in mind that the spec sheet is 99% final, so I will not tolerate “raise the charge as we go” behavior, after viewing my spec sheet your bid has to be 99% final too.
Due to a very unpleasant experience with another programmer, I will only accept Escrow payment (with the possible option of setting up project milestones for releasing partial payments for parts of projects developed), if your payment policy is X % advance in wire transfer then do not bother bidding. A thorough background check on bidder must be performed in all shapes/ways/forms possible, and references from previous clients must be provided in all shapes/ways/forms possible as well (webmasters’ emails, IMs, FAX, phone numbers… etc)
Need to discuss about what technologies and programming languages to use with programmers. You will need to install the final product on my server. Install script, SEO work included. When bidding you need to state clearly the kind of support and guarantee you can provide, I need to know:
1) The length of testing period you provide and guarantees
2) Time of free support since launch
3) Your rate for on-going support after promised free support timeframe
I demand constant updates and reports on progress of project; you need to be available on IMs, skype, email, phone and fax.
Please provide me with a sample contract and NDA that your firm uses, and show me examples of your past projects.