The winning combination of PHP and MySQL to build an unparalleled portal for sports lovers
A powerful fool proof portal is the core of a mammoth portal of massive community interest like sports. Sport is a genre with no boundaries in genders and ages. Hundreds of thousands of people are involved in sports either directly or indirectly. A wonderful thought of building a sports portal was born in a few entrepreneurs, and they did not want to leave any stone unturned for the project.
PHPDots is one of its own kinds of PHP development company with its clientele based worldwide. Since the company has successfully bagged several such projects, the project of building a powerful yet user-friendly sports portal arrived on the floor as no surprise.
Upon asking that why PHPDots was chosen for the project, we learned that our full-fledged PHP development services and dedicated after-sales customer support were the main benefits considered while giving away the bid.
Our in-house business and technology consultants were swift enough to understand the requirements. The project looked pretty simple, but the client’s demands were unique.
The clients were young entrepreneurs who loved sports. Not only sports has been their passion, but they wanted to build a robust yet friendly platform where people from all over the world gather, discuss and share their ideas on the common interest called ‘sports.’
The clients had a raw idea of sports portal. With the help of business and technology consultants (BTC) at PHPDots, their picture was made clear. After having rounds of meetings on weekdays and weekends, all were brought on the same board of having a sports portal with mind-blowing features like no other.
The very first objective set was to gather and present all sort of sports information in the simplest yet unique way. Also, the even broadcasting and integrating eCommerce into sports portal was thought as an added advantage. The best part of the portal was that it was built keeping no bar in the age groups.
Initially, the project was restricted to a national level, and it included sportspersons, organizers, fans, media, and sports vendors. The events included that of neighborhood, towns, cities, and state levels.
With every complex thought comes impediments, and this project was not spared. The biggest hurdle was ‘the cost.’ Without having a second thought, our BTC (business and technology consultants) advised the clients to go for an open source software solution for sports portal. While the clients were worried about the quality of having a free source, our programmers and experts ensured that the sports portal would not only catch everybody’s eyeballs, but it will also retain the visitors boosting its value on the World Wide Web.
Another major concern of the clients was the portal’s competency. Again, our programmers and market analysts asked the clients to bank on their market research and experience. After showing a couple of designs that PHPDots had built for MNCs, the clients were taken into confidence before the project kick-started.
After having a green signal from the client, agendas of a couple of urgent meetups were sent to the stakeholders including the clients. Developers along with business and technology consultants prepared a roadmap of the project and discussed feasibilities to transform the ideas into features of the portal.
Our marketing gurus and SEOs (search engine optimizers) walked an extra mile to redefine user experience. Keeping ergonomics and human’s natural behavior in mind, all the wireframes and designs were developed. Special attention was paid to allure customers onto the site and pleasing the bots at the same time. At the end, the portal looked eye-catching and it also met the rudiments of contemporary search engine optimization.
Behind the sports portal lie powerful tools and technologies of all kinds. As we master PHP technology, our programmers and designers fetched the best possible features from every nook and corner of PHP platform.
A one-stop sports portal had to have some mind-blowing features in order to stand out from its peers. A big round of survey questions across social media was run among sports enthusiasts asking their choices and anticipations from a portal. The survey contributed to producing marvelous core features of the portal that became hit right from the launch. The features to list –
A myriad of tools and technologies played a crucial role in keeping the portal up and running. Here is the list of all because of what the portal soon became an apple of all eyes –
The success of any portal depends on criticality handling as this is where most of the online portals fail to provide an instant healing patch. With the help of PHPDots’ magnificent support, the sports portal could achieve such flawlessness in maintaining its up time. Here are a few non-functioning yet critical moments that we took care of.
The solution was built by PHPDots where innovation professionally meets the talent. Using licensed tools, our developers and visionary designers made things simpler yet outstanding. The result was noteworthy as the client happily made us their all-time partner for IT solutions.