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I want a WP plugin developed.

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by Bostoncab, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Bostoncab

    Bostoncab Elite Member

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    Where the hell do I find people who can do it? I posted on Odesk a month ago and only one guy applied and he was actually dumber than I am.

    Anyone know anyone? Any suggestions?
     
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    thanks teeniegeenie!
     
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    In case anyone else is interested in the project this is conversation between myself and the developer fills in all my requirements and is somewhat comical.

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    [1:59:12 AM EDT] [the developer]: Hey mike.
    [1:59:57 AM EDT] [the developer]: How are you?
    [2:00:23 AM EDT] [ME]: good you?
    [2:00:40 AM EDT] [the developer]: doing good
    [2:00:58 AM EDT] [ME]: soo
    [2:01:10 AM EDT] [the developer]: so what do you have in mind for WP plugin
    [2:01:25 AM EDT] [ME]: what I am looking for can not be all that difficult as it seems to be a matter of using existing tech..google maps api etc
    [2:01:32 AM EDT] [ME]: hold on
    [2:01:49 AM EDT] [the developer]: sure

    Code:
    http://boston.taxiwiz.com/?lang=en
    Code:
     http://www.taxifarefinder.com/main.php?city=Boston.
    [2:02:52 AM EDT] [ME]: I want what these 2 sites do.. to work as a plugin
    [2:03:00 AM EDT] [ME]: that I can install on any WP site
    [2:03:10 AM EDT] [ME]: thats the short version..
    [2:03:29 AM EDT] [the developer]: alright, im going through these sites.
    [2:03:58 AM EDT] [the developer]: Do you have a detailed requirement document?
    [2:04:15 AM EDT] [ME]: the idea would be to have the plugin have a settings menu to adjust rates for each town..
    [2:04:18 AM EDT] [ME]: no I dont
    [2:04:26 AM EDT] [the developer]: not a problem.
    [2:04:32 AM EDT] [ME]: I just thought of this not too long ago and finally decided to act on it
    [2:05:11 AM EDT] [ME]: as far as I can tell the whole thing is just a Gmaps thingamabob right?
    [2:05:49 AM EDT] [ME]: you input a start address a finish address and it pulls up directions and a map and gives a price estimate based on the route
    [2:06:02 AM EDT] [the developer]: yeah thats right
    [2:06:12 AM EDT] [the developer]: It uses Gmaps API for the route
    [2:06:28 AM EDT] [the developer]: and Im sure there is an API for calculating the price.
    [2:06:59 AM EDT] [ME]: also.. it does create a page on the site for each new queery.. I would want it to create a post or page in WP for each new estimation
    [2:07:10 AM EDT] [ME]: its like user driven content building
    [2:08:48 AM EDT] [the developer]: I've looked at the url, I don't think it creates a new page everytime. Its a dynamic page.
    [2:09:07 AM EDT] [ME]: It would be great if when it created the new post(would have to be a post I guess to work with every WP site so as not to mess up the theme?)
    [2:09:23 AM EDT] [ME]: hmm I have google alerts set for boston cab and boston taxi
    [2:09:37 AM EDT] [ME]: and every time some fuck does an estimation with these
    [2:09:51 AM EDT] [ME]: I get it as a G alerts and its a unique url every time
    [2:10:20 AM EDT] [ME]: with an auto generated page description,url and I am sure meta bullshit
    [2:10:30 AM EDT] [the developer]: ok. we will get to that later.
    [2:10:37 AM EDT] [ME]: it bases all the meta info on the queery it gets
    [2:10:48 AM EDT] [the developer]: Let us try and understand your basic requirements first.
    [2:10:54 AM EDT] [ME]: ok
    [2:11:44 AM EDT] [the developer]: You need a wordpress plugin which will function like

    [see sites above]
    [2:12:29 AM EDT] [the developer]: Do you have a deadline and a budget for this project?
    [2:13:20 AM EDT] [ME]: yes
    [2:13:28 AM EDT] [the developer]: go ahead.
    [2:14:34 AM EDT] [ME]: no dealine.. budget.. honestly bro.. as little as possible.. and when developers ask me that I gigle. Do people really answer that question? I hear you saying "how wide are you willing to make your asshole"?
    [2:15:11 AM EDT] [the developer]: ok
    [2:15:41 AM EDT] [the developer]: I will have my PHP programmer go through your requirement right away.
    [2:16:18 AM EDT] [the developer]: Let me talk to thim and see how it can be done, I'll get back to you asap.
    [2:16:19 AM EDT] [the developer]: Alright?
    [2:17:08 AM EDT] [ME]: no problem take your time.
    [2:17:23 AM EDT] [the developer]: thanks.
    [2:19:34 AM EDT] [ME]: and.. if my bluntness offended you I aplogize.
    [2:19:44 AM EDT] [the developer]: not at all.
    [2:21:36 AM EDT] [ME]: are you the guy who posted on BHW once about how you set up your seo/web design biz
    [2:21:52 AM EDT] [ME]: and it was 90% word of mouth referals based on %?
    [2:22:07 AM EDT] [ME]: I started to read the post and was exhausted so I bookmarked it for later use
    [2:23:57 AM EDT] [the developer]: No thats another guy from UK.
    [2:24:43 AM EDT] [the developer]: Alright. I've told my programmer about your requirements. He's going through it, I should be able to get back to you in next few hours.
    [2:26:43 AM EDT] [ME]: ok 226 am here now and wife already pissy
    [2:27:11 AM EDT] [ME]: I may talk to you tommorow about it? If you wanna email it my email is redacted@redacted.info


    [2:27:12 AM EDT] [the developer]: where are you located in US?
    [2:27:54 AM EDT] [ME]: New England
    [2:28:04 AM EDT] [ME]: you are in [redacted]
    [2:28:08 AM EDT] [the developer]: Yeah. Pune.
    [2:28:19 AM EDT] [the developer]: I am coming to[redacted]later in september.
    [2:28:20 AM EDT] [ME]: The other side of the british empire?
    [2:28:34 AM EDT] [ME]: ahhh.. the other side of the american empire
    [2:28:40 AM EDT] [the developer]: thats right.
    [2:28:59 AM EDT] [the developer]: you have a good nights sleep. we will talk tomorrow.
    [2:29:13 AM EDT] [ME]: k bro..thanks
    [2:29:18 AM EDT] [the developer]: bye.
     
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  5. risefromdeath

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    From what I see those sites are using there own settings to power the taxi fare and using Google Api to calculate the distance.I will check to make sure..if there is an api for fare calculation and than quote you on this.

    and btw second page is returning error for me
    Thanks
     
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  6. Bostoncab

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    No error here..thank you for considering the project.
     
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