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Request For Proposals

  1. 1. Request for Proposals To develop an online user-driven music website
  2. 2. We are looking for <ul><li>Not just a web-designer but a long-term partner </li></ul>
  3. 3. Brief Snapshot of the project <ul><li>It is an clone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With modifications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And enhancements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It is aimed at the South-Asian ( Indian, Pakistani) demographic </li></ul><ul><li>Dj’s should be able to upload their mixes and visitors should be able to rank/vote the mixes </li></ul><ul><li>The homepage should showcase the top ranked mixes </li></ul>
  4. 4. The website home page should include <ul><li>A tag cloud </li></ul><ul><li>A blog </li></ul><ul><li>The website music player </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This gets prime-time real estate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Google Ads module </li></ul><ul><li>A rotating banner module </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal navigation menu at the top of the page </li></ul>
  5. 5. What visitors should be able to do: <ul><li>Any visitor to the website should be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Register an account/login with his facebook account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invite his/her facebook friends to visit the website and listen to his/her mp3s that have been uploaded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload mp3’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tag the mp3’s that they uploaded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rank/vote on the mp3’s (like that other users have uploaded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment on the mp3’s that other users have been uploaded ( like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share/embed the mp3’s </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Audio Distribution Channel The website - Here mp3’s are ranked, tagged iTunes -each tag category(eg. Hip-Hop, Jazz) is it’s own RSS feed and hence podcast <ul><li>Website Music Player </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors can listen to the mp3’s via an in-line mp3 player ( like </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors can vote/rank mp3’s </li></ul><ul><li>visitors can comment/embed/share </li></ul>Mobile Phones - This functionality will be rolled-out in the future but we wanted you to know whats in our roadmap Visitors create a new account, upload their mp3’s and then tag them
  7. 7. The website music player: Visitors rank music like they vote on stories on Comments button tags This is a screenshot of how does it. We want to do it how they do it, but we need some additions/enhancements. does not position the comments button here. We want it here. The user who uploads the mp3 should be able to choose from pre-set tags
  8. 8. Tags play an important part <ul><li>Each tag category ( eg. hip-hop, jazz, etc.) has its own RSS feed. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It will also be its on own podcast on iTunes. Hence it should: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contain iTunes compliant ( should contain the tags, etc. to be listed on iTunes) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Artwork for that category </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The mp3’s in the RSS feed should be arranged by the number of feeds they have received. </li></ul><ul><li>When a user clicks on a tag category ( Eg. Hip-Hop), </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it should list all songs that have been tagged as Hip-Hop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hence the user can create his own channel </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How this can be achieved <ul><li>You can build a website from scratch </li></ul><ul><li>Or You can build on these preferred Content Management Systems and design modules for it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joomla </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pligg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WordPress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drupal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We prefer that you build on the above content management systems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>However, if you can do the project building it from scratch, lets talk about it. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How this can be achieved: Part 2 <ul><li>The Website Music player has already been designed by other people and you could build on it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are open-source web music players that we could be satisfied with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A few that we came across are: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wimpy | </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XSPF | [Least Preferred] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1Pixel Out Audio Player | </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. How this can be achieved: Part 3 <ul><li>A majority of the website exists as-is in the various Content Management Systems (CMS) outlined above </li></ul><ul><li>The music players are already coded and exist as open-source applications </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need to re-invent the wheel and build it from scratch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can if you think it will be cheaper/better/easier </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But we prefer that you build on the CMS’s and the open-source music players we mentioned </li></ul>
  12. 12. SEO <ul><li>The website needs to be completely Search Engine Optimized </li></ul><ul><li>And should have a site-map in xml </li></ul>
  13. 13. If you were to build on CMS’s, here are our thoughts <ul><li>Joomla: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We love this script </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is very advanced. It is easy to modify/build/design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very easy to design templates and make adjustments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Very easy to add/design 3 rd party modules </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But tagging functionality is non-existent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As-Is, joomla is 60% there </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pligg ( it is a clone) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contains vote/rank functionality akin to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contains comments/embed/share functionality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong tagging functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives each tag category, its own RSS feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horrible template engine, very hard to customize the visual design elements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard to include blogs, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As-Is, Pligg is 80% of the way there </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Our thoughs on CMS’s: Part 2 <ul><li>Drupal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Someone already wrote an open-source vote/rank module for this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not as easy to use as Joomla </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We prefer Joomla over this, but if you think Drupal is better, we’re ok with it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As-Is, Drupal is 50% of the way there </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong blogging functionality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>But the website blog is not the focus of the website </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As-Is, Wordpress is 40% of the way there </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Interested? <ul><li>Send a quote to Nishkaam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>nishkaam [at] gmail [dot] com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thanks! </li></ul>