1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

What am I looking for?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by Gmanny, Jan 29, 2017.

Tags:
  1. Gmanny

    Gmanny Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi,

    I would like to build a web service for building (business/private homes) maintenance. I know there are several services just like this, but I am not sure what such a service consist of.

    It needs to be customized UI, users needs to be able to upload files to their/their buildings profile, and it should be able to send out emails on due dates based on routines (e.g cleaning, service on elevator, etc) that have been set up for the specific user/building, ++++.

    If i should ask someone to make me such a service, what should I ask for? I guess it needs a solid Database,etc.

    Hope this question fits this section...
     
  2. Crawlie

    Crawlie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2017
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    That sounds like a simple website, not too complicated. Shouldn't take long for an experienced developer.
     
  3. Gmanny

    Gmanny Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you, @Crawlie !
    I am sure you are right, but in order for me to know what to ask for/look for when hiring a developer, could you please help me with the right "technical terms" for such features/site?
     
  4. neteater

    neteater Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2009
    Messages:
    566
    Likes Received:
    335
    Location:
    somewhere between CPU an d heat sink
    Home Page:
    Basically, this is what you need:
    - The backend:
    + You'll need a Web Server and a programming language. People tend to choose PHP because there are quite of a lot of PHP developers and the availability of PHP in shared hosting.
    + You'll need a database management system to store your data. Mysql is a popular choice here.
    - The frontend is what you see on your browser (like this BHW site here): It consists of HTML, Javascript, Style Sheet.

    For the type of sites you mention, it's pretty easy to setup using available frameworks like Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal. Using the available templates, plugins, it doesn't take much time to set them up.


     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  5. Crawlie

    Crawlie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2017
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    11
    Gender:
    Male
    Never really hired any web developer myself, but I would go for Upwork probably. Post your desires and wait for the offers(there will be many). Then look at the ratings, choose someone who is rated high, don't accept anyone who is too expensive however. Many times there are people willing to do it for very little just to get started with reputation.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. blogzandstuff

    blogzandstuff Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    6,422
    Likes Received:
    2,999
    Occupation:
    blog creator
    Location:
    UK
    But OP doesn't know what questions to ask, that's the point of his post
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  7. Gmanny

    Gmanny Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you, @Crawlie. Upwork sounds like a good place to try.

    You are right, @blogzandstuff. Maybe a good description of what I am looking for is good enough?
     
  8. hyperkernel

    hyperkernel Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    Against the advice some have given here, I would look for a developer that can make an application running either on Rails or Django so that you can deploy it on Heroku or a similar cloud service. Nowadays, running your own VPS is unnecessary overhead. Find an inexpensive application container provider and use those guys instead of doing setup + security yourself. All you have to do at the end of the day is deploy your app from GitHub or version control and switch over DNS :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  9. Gmanny

    Gmanny Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2016
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    @hyperkernel Sounds interesting! Do you know of any examples I can have a look at in order to see if this suits my project?
     
  10. hyperkernel

    hyperkernel Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2017
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    1
    They are very custom. Artsy (dot net) uses Rails, GitHub also uses Rails. You can do anything with it but it is very from scratch and you will probably pay more than you would for PHP
     
  11. robertwt7

    robertwt7 Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    31
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Location:
    Australia
    so there are various kind of development in website

    i like to divide it into 3 parts:

    -from scratch (you create your own framework)
    -using framework (laravel, yii php, django , etc)
    -cms (wordpress,joomla, drupal)

    for most people that doesn't have any experience for programming could use CMS, lately there're a lot of drag and drop page builder features that helps people without any programming skill to create a website. you can install a wordpress on your hosting site (usually i use hostgator / bluehost, search them on google). and get the themes here on download section

    hope i help!

    Cheers