Client wanted to create Rave’n Review website, which should have an easy way to find, with fun, review and talk about what's great - and not so great - in local area. It should be about real people giving their honest and personal opinions on everything from restaurants and spas to coffee shops and bars.
The main challenge was to create site where people can search for the business (ex. Education, night life, Beauty & spa etc.), read other people reviews and also can share their own experiences. Users should review only those businesses which follow on their city. Client needs to create application eye catchy to attract the user and that will help to grow his business. Client also wanted to integrate the Google map functionality for each business. User should be also able to manage his profile, write reviews, find reviews, talk, messaging, and events and also invite their friends for social networking.
We have developed a website in such a way that user does not need to register to review current activity of the site but he can see all review of his own city. Use has do registration to start social networking, add their businesses, personal reviews, talk, messaging, and compliments. We have also integrated flickr album with our website so that registered user can imports their pictures to our website that are available with flickr with Rave’n Review tag.
We have developed talk feature for instant review, so user can take instant decision for particular places to visit that place or not. User also can send their opinion to their friends with messaging feature. Bookmarking functionality is also given in the website through user can save review/business for further reference as well as encourages other user to give them complements. User can also organize their events and also takes a part of any events. We have implemented Plaxo tool, through which user can invite their friends.
Technology: ASP.net, MSSQL, PLAXO, Flickr Integration.
The main benefit of the site is to provide user, all their nearer palaces information free and quickly as main marketing strategy, and generate revenue for client from advertisements.