DogSitter

Client Profile

One Buddy is an online community that renders services for pet sitting. The client approached us with the concept of developing a website that connects the dog owners with nearest available dog sitters in their location as per their preferences. The website is built in English and Japanese language with a responsive layout making it compatible with mobile devices.

Technology Used

  • Language : PHP, html, css3
  • Database : MySQL
  • Framework : Cakephp 2.4

Project Services

One Buddy provides a platform for the dog owners to look for the nearest dog sitter in their location. The website has to major user types- It also provides the ability to remotely shut down and start the vehicle ignition using web and mobile application. Comprehending the importance of security and safety, Tracking Genie has a feature called SOS which when pressed by vehicle driver triggers an alarm for the vehicle owner to be instantly notified. Its user friendly web & mobile application allows the customer to check the complete vehicle tracking history of their vehicle/vehicles in a single account.

Tracking genie also provides the facility of SMS and e-mail alerts on violation of the following:

  • Dog Owners
  • Dog Sitters

Both the users can register on the website via in –house registration or with social media login via Facebook & Google+. The users have the option to either register for free or avail premium membership on the website.

A premium dog owner can create their profile, set preferences & requirements, add hourly rate, add location and post a job. They can receive applications in the form of messages, search the dog sitters and choose the right service provider.

A dog sitter can create profile, add qualifications, services, availability and reply on a job. They can also search for the jobs in their location and apply for them.

A scheduler is implemented for the dog sitters that is displayed on the sitter public profile for the dog owners to check the schedule.

Apart from the above the major modules of the website are-

  • Internal message board similar to Elance to view and respond on the applications
  • Subscriptions for users wherein a premium dog owner can post unlimited jobs, respond on the inquires and take print outs of the sitter profile
  • Social features like – Book mark a sitter, favourite, rate, review, comment, write testimonials, discussion forums and social media sharing.

The application has a robust back end system that manages all the modules of the website like-

  • The application has a robust back end system that manages all the modules of the website like-
  • Categories ( Breed, services)
  • Jobs
  • Transactions
  • Subscriptions
  • Emails
  • Content
  • Language
  • Forums
  • Other Settings

The Administrator dashboard provides a snapshot of all the activities like bar chart representation of the users, statistics, monthly transactions and many more.

Industry Specifics

The pet-sitting industry provides pet owners an alternative option to look after their pets while being away from home. With the rapid growth in recent years this industry has provided pet owners with many options for choosing a professional pet sitter. With more pet-sitting options and numerous online pet-sitter directories, one needs to be prudent while searching for a reliable pet care. In addition to it, these online services provides the users with a quick, easy and simple way for pet care with cost effective and comfortable solutions.

Implementation Strategy

One Buddy was designed with a clean and uncluttered user interface. We have integrated third party JQuery tool called as Full Calendar for Scheduler. For subscriptions, pay design payment method is integrated with the website. For social media login Face book & Google+ is used. The use of Twitter Bootstrap makes the website compatible with almost all browsers and mobile devices. Vanilla forum package is used and the website supports English and Japanese content.

Thoughts

Development of One buddy was and exciting and knowledgeable experience. We attained our client satisfaction on this website because of its user friendly interface and the direct approach that we used to develop this project. We are proud and thankful to have had an opportunity to exhibit our implementation capabilities and will strive to continue to work to the best of our abilities.

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