here is the link to what I have developed
www.dz-app.com and click login
I can send you the login credentials privately just let me know how to get them to you.
I discover now that the facebook login is broken ;( I have not checked this online for a (obviously too long) while
this is probably due to updates to the facebook login procedures and I dont want really to spend time on that right now
The idea behind my project (and that answers also @herteby) is that social users are structuring their life interests by creating/belonging to social groups,
Without going into a debate, I see it already integrated into the social providers, there is no split user-base at all, you need to factor-in the fact that a single person may have split interests, not necessarily overlapping and some actually segregated from one another.
This seems to me as a completely natural reflections of both human personality and interaction
Actually one of the reason that pushed me to do this project (back in 2013/2014) was that facebook groups are really a meager representation of what people want actually to do with each other in a group.
FB now has selling groups, but they are not searchable geo-spatially and it is not so easy to filter/sort the different types of (buy/sell) group posts.
Also exchange between people is not only buy/sell, a lot nowadays is about exchanging to overcome the shortage of cash and to propose in a new light the skills and knwoledge and availability that people have
The idea is that people have needs (thing they need) and offers (things they can offer)
some are one-shot, others are recurrent
people express that through the platform, these may have a validity, tags, pictures, documents etc…
each of those needs/offers generates a chat-like discussion (the owner of the request can see all, others see only their chat)
At the end of the discussion a deal is closed and feedbacks are encouraged to be given to reinforce the solidity of the community and to make more visible who does what and how
Also, people have skills and the idea is that there would be a matching engine to run through those and propose already existing requests form others (for jobs, for hobbies, experience-sharing, etc…) to optimise fulfliment and to make people’s lives easier
On the technical aspect, the idea behind my platform is that when a social user logs in (through FB or other) I am capturing the groups he belongs to.
On my platform each community is defined as a list of social_provider_id/group_id
A user can belong to any community if he has at least one of the registered social group for that community
Clearly, his means that there is a “community registration process” in the back-end
I don’t save any of that social info apart from from the last community he logs into, this is used in case he uses standard login procedure (the one to be used now as FB logins breaks)
My orginal idea was a free service for the basic users to answer without limits and to express one request.
Users who wanted to be more active would have a very low priced upgrade (like 5euros per year) to get unlimited requests
Those who want to expose portfolios (e.g. like members of a community who are also estate agents) could pay also for a reasonable fee and have unlimited assets in their portfolio
I am not sure anymore about that (in fact i stopped my dev) so I am open
I do believe there were a lot of natural ideas in my original intention, I got tired of developing alone, and being told everytime I showed the prototype that it sucked (and it does somehow)
Sorry for long reading, i hope something can manifest out of that good will to do things