Open Source

Case Study

Horse and Country Singles
Social Community
Joomla, Mysql, PHP, Social Community

Our client was operating an online social networking service wherein single equine and countryside enthusiasts could meet and interact with each other. They wanted to revamp the website to provide better and more interactive features to their members. New features such as audio/video chat, a subscription model for members, a directory listing etc were required. Based on these requirements Icreon customized the Joomla! open source CMS in developing the revamped website. With the successful delivery of the solution Icreon has provided the client with an improved website enabling them to increase their member base.

Melrose Jewelers
Retail (B2B or B2C)
AJAX, Mysql, PHP, Retail (B2B/B2C)

Melrose Jewelers, one of the largest retailers of Rolex wrist watches wanted to build enhancements to their existing e-commerce website. A closer study revealed several problems, chief among them being the dated technology being used. Considering the degree of enhancements and to take advantage of the latest technologies, we suggested developing a new website. The website delivered runs on three different domains, which are managed through a single administration panel. Each is fully customizable in terms of the navigation menus, content and product catalogues.

Core Compass
Social Community
Joomla, Mysql, PHP, Social Community, vBulletin

Core Agenda, a US based business consulting firm, wanted a solution that would allow them to offer a private online environment exclusively for business executives and professionals. As members, business users could use this as a platform to discuss with one another on business issues, solve problems and pursue new business opportunities. We designed and developed the solution by customizing the Joomla! and vBulletin open source packages. Each article is has an associate forum allowing members to discuss it.

Tech Arena
Advertising and Classifieds
Advertising and Classifieds, Drupal, Mysql, PHP, vBulletin

Our client was looking for a solution that would allow them to operate and manage a technology news portal. For this purpose they teamed up with Icreon. Since organizing and publishing content to the website formed a major chunk of the functionality, we suggested customizing the Drupal open source CMS package in developing the website. The website allows visitors to search for and browse through a wide variety of information that has been organized into various sections such news, reviews, guides, downloads etc.

Medical Services
Medical Services, Mysql, PHP, SugarCRM

Mediscribes, a company providing medical transcription services, were using various disparate means for managing all business activities and data and were on the lookout for a solution that would allow them to integrate all these activities into a single system. In this instance, we have customized the SugarCRM community edition to meet the requirements. Several new modules were built and integrated with the based SugarCRM setup. These include a project management and team modules (similar in functionality to the ones in the Sugar CRM Professional edition).

Hey Kiki
Social Community
AJAX, Mysql, ROR, Social Community

Our client, a US entrepreneur, offers a social networking environment with emphasis on activity sharing between its members. There were several problems with the website that they wished to resolve and also build new value added features to it, for which they contracted Icreon. Since we had to work on an existing website, our first priority was to study and understand the solution structure and code written, making it easy to rectify issues and integrate new features. Before working on the new features, the team worked towards resolving all existing problems and bugs.

Big FM
AJAX, Dolphin, Entertainment, Mysql, PHP

Our client, a leading radio station in India, wanted to revamp their existing website so as to provide new and more interactive features to users. The new website was to serve as an online social network + radio station. Since a large portion of the requirements were such that could be met by customizing an open source package, we made use of Dolphin, a social networking software to develop the solution. The website provides the client with a effective means to promote their radio station and increase their listener base.

Social Community
Mysql, PHP, Social Community

Sibbelink, a Netherlands based company, wanted a solution that would enable users i.e. announcers to reserve space, for a defined time period, on the website in order to display and share announcements of important events in their lives such as births, engagements, marriages and deaths. Icreon delivered to Sibbelink a web based solution – - that enables users to create and share announcements. The layout of the announcements can be customized by selecting from a library of layouts. They can also upload and use custom backgrounds.

Picture in a Book
Advertising and Classifieds
Advertising and Classifieds, Flash, Mysql, PHP

Our client wanted a web based solution that would allow people to upload photographs and use them to create personalized albums. An easy to use tool to design the album layout and include various design elements as photos, frames, backgrounds, colours, text etc with it was to be built into the solution. The solution has been completely developed in Flash. The Flash client interacts with the PHP layer to send and retrieve data from the database. Users can register with the website to create high quality photo albums and order them online.

Jobs Services
Flash, Job Services, Mysql, PHP

Our client had an existing employment solutions portal that they wished to revamp so as to provide better and improved services and to attract a larger number of candidates and employers. For this purpose they teamed with Icreon. We redesigned and enhanced the existing website and delivered to SeeMeCV a revamped website. We have made several modifications and built enhancements to improve the performance of the website and provide for new features. We have integrated a discussion forum with the website, wherein registered employers and candidates can post their ideas and opinions on various topics. The revamped website has enabled the client to provide improved services thereby improving their member base.


Outsourcing web development efforts can yield drastically different results depending on who you partner with. In the end, success depends on so many factors far beyond code development itself - strong project management skills, the ability to balance a strategic vision and end user needs with technical realities, discipline in execution, steady productivity, honesty, and a positive attitude in dealing with unexpected challenges and changes to name a few. I've found that those who can consistently deliver on these key attributes are rare.
Ted Bream
CEOCore Agenda Inc.