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Treegr

  1. 1. http://treegr.com/
  2. 2. Problem <ul><li>SCAM! </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines only </li></ul><ul><li>No community contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gumtree </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Craigslist </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Idea <ul><li>Community fight scams </li></ul><ul><li>Classifieds  Housing </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Treegr? <ul><li>Online housing service </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>No ads sticked on top of each other! </li></ul><ul><li>No waste of time </li></ul><ul><li>No waste of paper </li></ul><ul><li>One place  big distribution </li></ul>
  5. 5. Audience <ul><li>(International) students </li></ul><ul><li>Backpackers </li></ul><ul><li>Travellers </li></ul><ul><li>Unit owners/renters </li></ul><ul><li>Agents (eventually) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Audience needs <ul><li>Reliable ads </li></ul><ul><li>Clean & easy to use service </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research market, competitors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spend a lot of time on level 3  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Technologies
  8. 8. jQuery <ul><li>Javascript framework </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Light & Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Widely used, eg. Google </li></ul>
  9. 9. Coldfusion <ul><li>Backend engine </li></ul><ul><li>Scripting language </li></ul><ul><li>Servers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe ($$$) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Railo (Free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BlueDragon (Free) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>UTS sites written in Coldfusion! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Railo <ul><li>Coldfusion server </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up </li></ul><ul><li>Robust </li></ul>
  11. 11. cfTrigger <ul><li>Coldfusion framework </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Light & Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Easy & quick to install </li></ul><ul><li>Created by myself  </li></ul>
  12. 12. MySQL <ul><li>Database </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Widely supported </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul>
  13. 13. Lighthouse <ul><li>Bugtracking system </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Simple & elegant </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of our development </li></ul>
  14. 14. Beanstalk <ul><li>Version control </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Manage codes, documents </li></ul>
  15. 15. Google Apps <ul><li>Manage users, email </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up </li></ul><ul><li>Reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Separated by hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Domain email, eg: hello@treegr.com </li></ul>
  16. 16. Linode <ul><li>VPS Web hosting </li></ul><ul><li>Quick to set up </li></ul><ul><li>Fast </li></ul><ul><li>Robust </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable </li></ul>
  17. 17. Uservoice <ul><li>User feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to install </li></ul>
  18. 18. Issues <ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul>
  19. 19. Future plan <ul><li>Expand services </li></ul><ul><li>Go global, eg. Chile & Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Angel investment (if necessary) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Business models <ul><li>No business model (yet)! </li></ul><ul><li>Potentials: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Featured ads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bump up ads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social network distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stats </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Business model options <ul><li>Free first, money later </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build up community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need another source of income </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Money at the start </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay your bill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Links <ul><li>Treegr: http:// treegr.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Coldfusion committee: http://www.opencfml.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Railo: http://www.getrailo.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>cfTrigger: http://cftrigger.com </li></ul><ul><li>MySQL: http://www.mysql.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>jQuery: http://jquery.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Lighthouse: http://lighthouseapp.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Beanstalk: http://beanstalkapp.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Google Apps: http://www.google.com/a/ </li></ul><ul><li>Linode: http://linode.com/ </li></ul>
  23. 23. DEMO

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