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Project Ideas for my College Assignment - Free Script request!

Posted by xenex, 09-12-2009, 09:43 AM
Hello, I'm in my final year at college and need to complete a project using PHP, I'm a PHP programmer already but I'm stuck for ideas on what to do. I need something that won't take forever to code but something that people will want or use. I plan to upload and allow people to download the script free of charge. The script needs to have a reason behind creating it, else I will struggle when it comes to documenting it. My ideas so far: -Driving School Booking System -Hotel Booking System I know the hosting industry well and would love to have a suggestion related to hosting. Regards, Sean Preston

Posted by oldunis, 09-12-2009, 10:56 AM
Billing system?

Posted by xenex, 09-12-2009, 11:29 AM
It would be stupid of me to try and compete with WHMCS, I know myn would be free but there would be so much work to do. I can't imagine my tutors trying to mark every single part of WHMCS's system, lol. Thanks anyway.

Posted by OpenInternet-Vince, 09-12-2009, 02:51 PM
a web based POS system

Posted by xenex, 09-12-2009, 03:02 PM
Is that again not WHMCS?

Posted by OpenInternet-Vince, 09-12-2009, 04:01 PM
No. WHMCS is far from a POS.

Posted by plumsauce, 09-12-2009, 04:26 PM
How about a web based "undesireable customer/domain/credit card" registry? Been asked for around here before. or answer the question via the web: "how many times has hash(emailaddress) been used to register at another host in the last 24 hours?" It has limited scope but is useful. Therefore, easily designed, with limited interfaces, and defensible to your instructor as a useful project. You will need: php + database

Posted by xenex, 09-13-2009, 05:21 PM
Its a great idea and from what I understand it would cut down on fake hosting customers a LOT, however it would need a lot of though legal wise, at the end of the day you would need some sort of privacy policy. So again, I will have to pass, thanks anyway, its a great idea though.

Posted by darkeden, 09-13-2009, 07:25 PM
Lottery script Forum uptime checker browser game.

Posted by hostultimo, 09-13-2009, 09:08 PM
I have an idea...you can design a script that will connect to a live chat monitor and also a free sms provider which will send an sms message to a phone telling them of ip address, or location and also which page they clicked on!

Posted by WO-Jacob, 09-14-2009, 03:24 AM
Here's an idea for you. You wouldn't be competing with WHMCS if you simply altered your target market. What about a billing system designed especially for us developers? I know WHMCS has this sort of stuff tacked on, but that's what it is, tacked on. Hooks to integrate with popular bug trackers (bugtracker, mantis, trac...), communication/tickets system, project quotes, with invoices able to be done for % deposits down simply, stuff like that. Just a thought.

Posted by xenex, 09-18-2009, 07:49 AM
http://www.freelancerpanel.com/product/overview Ok, I think I'll just do a small database script, I won't have enough time to create any of the above really. I don't plan to ever use or see the script again after my course, so there's no point in spending hours and hours on something.

Posted by WO-Jacob, 09-18-2009, 11:39 AM
Thanks, I actually hadn't seen that one before... still doesn't pass muster with me though. Why? I dunno.

Posted by bompus, 09-18-2009, 10:13 PM
Sean - why not try a sales point of sale/inventory system in PHP + MySQL. I'd be a fun project and has a real world application and I bet you can make it look a whole lot nicer than the ones at walmart.

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