Tuugo is a web directory of companies, products and services they supply and job opportunities they offer for more than 50 countries around the world.
The users of the resource have the opportunity to:
- add their company profile;
- proposals for work;
- view recently added ones, rate and leave comments on them;
Users can browse the directory by the following criteria:
- by keyword
- by category
- by location
Also there is a view of companies on the world map. By following any page user can see a description of the company, its keywords, location on the map (with the possibility of mapping the route from the point entered by user to the company).
There's also a mobile version of the website, that duplicates nearly all website's functionality (http://www.tuugo.cl/m
A content translating system is implemented that allows any user to participate in Tuugo translation into other languages. Currently, Tuugo can be translated into 43 languages.
Admin verifies and approves every new word or phrase that has been translated by user. User receives a bonus for each translation - one of his companies gets a premium status (and gets displayed in first positions in the catalogues and stands out from the rest). Premium status can also be bought using PayPal - 3 business plans are available as well as 5-day trial of the paid plan.
An option of easy design change for affiliates is implemented (http://www.iboobi.com/es/
, etc.). The screenshots of all the sites are made regularly an posted on Tuugo.
Here are just the basic features but their list can go on and on!
Some techniques and figures:
noSQL MongoDB as a database (database capacity over 330GB);
noSQL DB Redis for cache storage;
PHP5 as a programming language (also for templates we use native PHP);
Over 40 million companies from over 50 countries in the database;
More than 300,000 unique users per day.
Four MPS' developers, QA engineer, markup developer and dedicated PM are working full time along with the team on the client's side to support the portal and provide additional development. We've been working on Tuugo for more than 5 years now and we're proud a lot of what we have achieved!