Celebrity Auction Website creates unique experience among user to place their bid for an event that will take place in near future.
One of our clients has come up with requirement for an online auction website. Celebrity Auction website as the name suggests, users can see the list of very uncommon and rare Celebrity Events as an auctions wherein they can take part in bidding auction and get a chance to meet their idol star by placing maximum bid and winning an auction. To take part in auction, user can sign up with their email address or with social accounts like facebook/ Google+. Key Challenges were to customize Joomla – Auction component to fulfill the requirement by working on granular auction management features list like regular bidding, maximum bid, reserve price, and popcorn bidding, buy it now etc. and next biggest challenge was to design a website with unusual features to make it look different from other common websites.
Very skilled and experienced Joomla development team was assigned a job to accomplish it with fruitful outcome. A roadmap was designed to define programming process hierarchy from basic to extra ordinary features development.
Project development was started with the Design phase and achieved with producing an elegant design using jQuery to design website with animation, advanced effects, theme-able widgets to manage individual block & content of the website. Having an interactive design on hand, development team completed CMS Pages integration to front end, sign up with Facebook, Google+ or email address, sign in to website, Wordpress installation & configuration to manage website blog, social links of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest for the website promotions, subscribe and unsubscribe to Celebrity Auction newsletter notifications, Google Language Translator for managing multilingual content in the website. Also user signed up with facebook can link/ unlink their facebook account with the website account at any point of time.
For auction management, installed and configured Joomla component where immediate requirement of listing auction completed. A key job has begun with making customization to fulfill advanced requirement of bidding by developing set of rules for bidding like Bid increment based on defined bid intervals, place maximum bid and other bidder gets outbid notification on screen, reserve price to benefit website owner by not revealing bid amount until the customer reaches it, again very entertaining feature of popcorn bidding allows bidders a chance to stay in the race by placing a bid within 10 minutes of auction closing time which extends auction end time by 10 minutes. An upgraded User Account Management with an ability to manage account information, privacy settings to change password, change notification preferences, My Bids and My purchases. Also payment gateways integrated allowing customer to purchase their winning auction by paying through credit card or PayPal accounts.
In addition, other noticeable features of the website which make higher impact to look and usability of website are attractive creative designing and auction listing in home page, categorization of auctions, sliding auction banners with celebrity pictures, user friendly blog, advanced search, online donation etc.