Political news and "blogosphere"/"twittersphere" aggregation system
Original content, categorized links from other media outlets, blogs and twitter feeds. Professional "dashboard" updated live with minute-by-minute personalized political news
PHP, MySQL, Linux, AJAX, Twitter API, RSS
- From the ground-up - requirements analysis, technical architecture, full system implementation, systems administration
- Development of complex CMS
- Development of complex admin system for ingesting RSS and twitter feeds
- Development of link tracking system
- Development of Pay Wall subscription system, with online payments via PayPal recurring payments API
- Development of personalized email briefing system
Simon has developed the new PoliticsHome news aggregation system from the ground up. News is a challenging and fast-paced environment, and the systems we are attempting to track it are complex and changeable - we are basically trying to organise and track the entire political blogosphere in live time!
I have been really impressed with his can-do attitude, working with a rapidly developing and difficult brief. His knowledge and experience gives a solid footing on which to try new innovations, and I am always confident that he will find a solution.
Personally, Simon is quite the philosopher - even tempered, intelligent and with a sense of humour. He is a pleasure to work with.
Freddie Sayers, Founder, PoliticsHome