Hi, I’m looking for a partner to help create an initial version of a social networking website using the socialengine PHP code framework. The goal is to create multiple iterative versions (aka Minimum Viable Products - MVP) to share with others for feedback to validate and refine the concept.
Supporting documentation includes our mission, vision, strategy framework, user personas, target market, brand attributes/characteristics and values. Requirements are also written to indicate what is needed based on references to some high level wireframe pages. In addition, there are some example websites that may provide ideas on how the pages could be created. Please see below for high level functions to be initially developed and characteristics of a good partner.
Thank you for your consideration.
Initial functions to develop using SE PHP framework:
Basic home/landing page
Core user functionality (registration, login, logout, forgot/change password, transactional email communications).
Ability to create and view multiple private groups within the social network site.
Ability to invite others to join and contribute to a private community within the site.
Enable members of the private groups to contribute a limited number of pics (5), videos (3), music (3) and audio (3).
Enable other members of the private group to be able to view the contributions by other members in the same group.
Creation of up to 5 roles, each with specific privileges/rights.
Mobile optimized and responsive web design.
Social media integration.
Search engine optimized.
Basic reporting and metrics using google analytics.
Enablement of in-site advertising for monetization.
Qualities of a good partner:
Can offer suggestions and advice and not just an order taker.
Is excited about the idea and about contributing to the overall mission and vision to position us to achieve our longer term purpose.
Knows the socialengine community and what plug-in modules are available that provide functionality in a unique, simple, highly visual and creative way to drive a positive user experience and appeal to the emotions.
Can work in an agile and iterative development environment to create MVP’s in quick sprints, and is willing to have frequent checkpoints/review sessions to ensure movement in the right direction.
Is willing to work with other people with other expertise areas (UI, graphic design).
Ability to create a unique user experience by focusing on simplicity and a beautiful, easy to use site.
Develops code that is consistent with best practices and design standards to ensure maintainability, extensibility, scalability, reusability, security, and excellent site performance. Be open to having the code reviewed by an outside expert to ensure the solution meets these criteria.
Can recommend what SE PHP product to purchase to best meet the needs.
Excellent communication and collaboration skills and is ethical and trustworthy.