This project is completely new and inovative. It is based on a bidding game and has simularities to swoopo. A swoopo clone is NOT what im looking for.
users create a profile and can interact with each other, eg search for other users send messages and post pictures. a public and private chatroom would be good so users can talk to each other live. i dont want to get to complicated with the comunity side of the site as it is not what my website is about. There are enough facebooks and myspace clones out there already. The user would have to create an avatar (cartoon like caracture of themselves. you will understand why later.
The main point of this website is that it is an auction site auctioning brand new boxed straight from the shelf items. they will do it because the items will be sold in auction for possible very low amounts of money. it is simular to swoopo in that sense. i dont want to tell to much about how my system works until i choose the right webdesigner however i will give you as much information as pos now.
it is important that when a user goes to the website they get to look around with no limits. if they choose to go into an auction, before they do, they have to register a free acount with us and undergo what i call the learning phase. this is basically a demo of how the system works. they will go into a mock auction where they will be instructed on how our system works. The user always wins this first action to get them used to how easy the system is and to get them addicted. the mock auction is to win a free gold membership to the site and they always win this first one. basically everyone gets free gold membership to my site, thats not where we make the money from.
Once the user has registered and undergone the mock auction to win there free gold membership they now know how eaxactly the site works and are hopefully hooked. now they can go into the real auctions. i will explain how the auction will be held as it takes place in 3 stages. without giving away how it works i can tell you it will need a flash web design because i want the users avatars to apear in boxes in the auction rooms. Users can click the avatars to see there profile and interact with them. The system is almost a game but it is actually and auction where the highest bidder gets the product at the price that they won the aucton with, that part is the same as a normal auction. what makes this idea different is how the user gets to place the winning bid. it is basically a game where everybody plays against each other in the most simple yet addictive way. it isnt gambling because the bidder has to pay the amount he/she has bid thus making this not gambling but an auction.
i want the main outlay to be very colourful and lots of things will be moving around. i think most of the site will be designed in flash also incoorporating PHP.
I have very precise designes for how i want it all to move about and navigate. It may sound complicated but i assure you the system is not. i believe to code this just using php would be quite simple however i want it to be very cartoony and colourfull so i need a very good flash designer.
I want the project to start imediately so please start bidding now.