It has been a month since I had posted, so just an update..
Was working on a few enhancements in PlaceToStay.in (including support for a secure code based authorization for editing individual entries) and also in populating more data. Now the number of entries has increased from just 10 entries (all in Velachery) to reach the 50 entries mark.
The Map of Hostels, PG, Serviced Apartments in Chennai looks better now. Probably, I will make the map view as default, so as to avoid the need for sorting and the resultant indexing problems.
By increasing the entries, I was able to answer a few questions, like..
Hi can you please suggest some descent boys hostel for it employee in mylapore ,chennai?
(Chosen as Best Answer)
http://www.PlaceToStay.in does get a decent number of hits every day. Need to put in some effort to add even more entries into PlaceToStay.in, so as to improve it even better.
Data-collection and data-entry is a monotonous and boring work, atleast for me. My wife feels she is more suited for such work and has better eye for details. She has about 7 years experience in trade-document checking (banking sector ; same type of work and in high volumes) and is now a manager – so I will have to accept that as a fact. Need someone like her to take over such stuff.
All that was until about 2 to 3 weeks ago.
After that, it was www.ResidentialCommunity.in. [Edit : Try out the “Online Demo” link in the site]
Learnt a lot of new stuff in Python/GoogleAppEngine in the last 2 weeks.
The initial implementation is for a directory of Blocks in the Association, Residential Units (Independent Houses / Condominiums / Apartments) in those Blocks, Owners and Residents of those residential units – both previous and current.
Have a look at the early Beta version and if you have any feedback, feel free to mail me at r.rajkumar [at] gmail [dot] com
[Edit : Added note to try out the “Online Demo” in www.ResidentialCommunity.in – seems it is not very obvious that it is enabled]