Case Study - Real Estate Research Tool
Client: Translation and Localization Service Company
Background:Our client came to us to create a research tool targeting Chinese investors interested in the California Real Estate market. The website users would be able to compare distinctive characteristics and demographics by city quickly, in both English and Chinese. Many of the users of the site are working professionals and would find value in being able to access the site on their mobile devices.
Web Hosting Environment: None
Web Hosting Environment: Open Source Linux
Website: Joomla!- an open source PHP based CMS
Content Component: JoomlaWorks K2, Content Creation Kit Joomla! component
Graphs: JPGraph, an Object-Oriented PHP Graph Creating Library
To create an online community research tool that targets Chinese Real Estate Investors.
Display graphical community data on the fly
Display the graph data in Simplified Chinese
Full site compatibility with mobile devices
|We used a open source Content Management System Joomla!with the JoomlaWorks K2 content creation component and JPGraph Object-Oriented PHP Graph creating library. || |
Nimbletoad was able to develop this site using open source technology at a fraction of what proprietary technology would have cost.
By using JPGraph, we were able to render the statistical graphs on the fly in PNG format, allowing for a much faster display of the community data. Users are able to access information without the constraints or need to install proprietary tools such as Adobe Flash on their web browser.
Caimeiju.com is one of the most robust real estate tools that can be viewed on smart phones such as Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry. Users of the iPhone and other smart phones can view the site and graphs without waiting for Adobe Flash to be available on their devices.