Drupal, JQuery, Google Maps, Location Based Services utilising PostgresSQL
Brief: VeriQual was asked to provide a map based social network which would act as a hub for a city’s local information such as business listings, classified ads, events and blogs. Starting from scratch, the solution was required to be completed within six months. It was to be hosted using Amazon Web Services to meet the client’s requirements of a scalable yet cost effective solution.
Solution: After researching the solutions available, we chose Drupal since its Gmap module for Drupal 5 could be utilised to build a custom search module which integrated Drupal with Google maps seamlessly. The prototype was up and running within four months and the completed application was deployed on to Amazon Web Services within six months.