Project: PHP Coupon Script with automatic installer system
Technical information: In PHP/MySQL Database with CSS stylesheets for interface
Members: This is a PHP application which involves an admin, merchant accounts and consumer accounts. The admin can setup the system and control all functions. Merchants signup to get certain permissions and consumers have a personal profile and automatically included in newsletter database on signup.
Function: This website allows the admin to host this application and invite merchants to sign up for certain fee per month to be able to post deals or discount coupons on the website for consumers to use. Deals or coupons maybe for online use or printable ones for offline stores. There is a feature to make the deals ‘featured deals' as well as certain stores can purchase ‘featured store' status to be displayed in the featured store panel. Consumers can sign up for accounts and have a profile page and their address is included in a database which can be used for sending newsletters, consumers functionality will be enhanced in the next version of the application.
Technical: This application will need carefully designed relational database to achieve the best results and should be robust and smooth in function without taking much time to load information from the database. There is a need for AJAX in the website on certain occasions.
The homepage of the website displays the following: (please refer to the prototype for more details)
1) Website menu- certain parts of this menu are editable by the admin, such as the URL for the externally hosted blog and external discussion board or the admin may choose to remove these elements from the menu or disable them
2) There are Ad panels on the website which are editable by the admin, these ad panels will be used by the site admin to display advertisements for revenue on the website, the html of these panels is editable by the admin from the admin control panel.
3) Homepage displays few featured deals and featured stores (more details of this below).
4) Homepage displays a directory of categories with number of coupons in them, 10 coupons per page with page numbers for viewing more coupons.
Most features are explained on the popup windows on each section in the prototype.
Please read those to understand various admin functions and merchant functions required.
Design needs to be crisp, simple yet elegant and user friendly with business color scheme.
The detailed wireframes/prototype available for your reference if you are interested in this project.
Please provide a realistic bid for the price and a serious estimate about time needed, please note unless you can do it in the time you estimate, DO NOT promise what you cannot deliver or I will definitely cancel the project even if you worked hard but bid unrealistically on time, no false promises please.
50% will be escrowed on project begin and remaining 50% when its completed.
>Fully working script with all functions described in prototype and above.
>Script should include an installer system for easy installation on more servers, an installer like wordpress blog installer or similar installers used by other scripts
>Testing should be performed by programmer before submitting the script, testing should be clean with utilizing all features of the proposed application. Members ids should be signed up, coupons should be posted and viewable so I can easily check if all functions are working.
> Constant feedback needed about progress of the project.
Please begin you bid or message with word 'COUPON' so I know you read this, and only highly interested parties will be permitted to view the prototype wireframes to better understand the proposed script. Only realistic and competitive bids please and no false promises please, as they will waste both our time.