I have been a member for the past couple of months, and like the way that things are progressing (if only a bit quicker ;).
My question is related to features that are planned. I know that there might be other posts covering some of the issues that I am going to raise, I would appreciate if they can be answered either way (it will give me a clearer picture).
The current project that I am working on, is a site very much like FB, Twitter and linkin (borrowing elements from each site).
Here are the questions (I am going to sound skeptical on some of them, but before looking into joining as a partner/paying to have my site developed by you, I need to know that I am making the correct decision).
1. What benefit will I get from using Anahita over the other available software/sas. 2. What other features are planned (I know that I will be refereed to the main project site, I have seen it, but it is very vague, they are not necessarily in order of preference). A. Is there an event engine/component in the plans, if yes what features is it going to have (rsvp, categories/tags etc.), and when will it be ready (I now you don't like giving a date, so I won't hold you accountable if it is delayed [this applies to any other question/feature in this post]). B. Are there any plans on a extension to monetize the site (users can sell ads), such as http://techjoomla.com/socialads-for-jomsocial.html?view=xml (on a side note they have some great extensions, which would be great if they can work with Anahita (chat, social-ads, and invite manager). If not, can one use Google adwords. Another method, will one be able to accept payments/subscriptions. C. Video support, I know that you can embed a video in a post, but will one be able to upload videos (and have them transcoded say to flash or another format). If yes what features will it have. D. Moderation - will users be able to flag content (be it status updates, pictures, videos or any other content that is user-produced), and have a moderator take a look at it. Also how much control does the admin have over user profiles, can they see all their info in the backend, if yes will they be able to edit it. Can they ban users from using the site, if yes will there be an option to suspend their account for a certain amount of time (think about a school etc). E. I know this is in the making, Custom fields - how is that going to work; will there be an option to require certain fields, how about on the current fields that you have (open social fields). F. Are there any modules such as people you might know/friends suggest, mutual friends ect. G. Privacy, this is related to moderation. Are there any plans to further develop the privacy - currently one has the basic set, what if they want to post a update just to single friend without everyone else seeing it. A good example of privacy would be FB (the little lock icon, where you can customize to the tee who can see it). Can the admin set the global privacy level, can it be done per field such as the CB privacy plugin. Another good example of privacy features can be found at http://www.phpfox.com/features/account-and-privacy-management/. H. Will there be user lists, so that one can categorize their friends/contacts and apply different setting per list. I. I know this is planned, but it is somewhat important, Blogs. What is the current status. J. Somewhat important, a mobile template. K. Will there be a method to track what users are doing online (similar to google analytics. For instance, on the overview one can see how much time users spend online, and the breakup of what they did. L. Is there any plans to be able to share/like content within applications; say you like a photo or posts, you should be able to like it and share it with your friends. On the same note, how about a plugin to do the same with Joomla content (although I use K2, it should still work).
That is it for now, sorry if I was a pain, but I had to ask them. There still are some some other requests, but I shall do them separately :)