When there is a need to store a large number of photos, avatars and video files, they can be stored in a separate server called a media server. Maintaining these files on a separate server gives the advantage of allowing the main web server to handle all the videos and the media server serve up all the content. Essentially you are delegating a server to handle a particular task, thus speeding up your site. If you don't have a multi-server setup then all files and processes can be handled on a single server
Multi template support
iSocial has a unique multi-template feature which helps the users choose their favorite layout from the list of available themes. Each template is separately designed in such a way that when the user selects a template its designs are applied to all the pages in the site - hence the user is able to change the look and feel of the site to match their personal tastes. For example people on a slow Internet connection could select the 'lite' theme which is optimized to load fast and reduces the number of features on the page.
Nowadays people are overloaded with too many usernames and passwords and Open ID has come to their rescue. It also handles the proliferation of identity information and helps users having membership in more than one social network to avoid repetition of registration and profile creation processes. iSocial supports Open ID to allow users to sign in using their Open-Id URL i.e. they don’t need to go through the sign up form and create a new account.
Open Authentication (OAuth) is an open protocol to allow secure API authentication and standard methods from desktop and web applications. With this feature, you need not enter your credentials to GMail, Hotmail, AIM, Yahoo! Mail, etc while downloading your friends list from any email service providers. Thereby, the risk of identity theft is reduced.
Everyone needs to keep in touch with their loved ones. iSocial enables users to interact with their friends and family without having to worry about the excessive bills that they have to pay for national and international calls. Using the live chat feature on iSocial, users can chat with their friends without a worry.
Shindig and Applications
Rich Internet applications (RIAs) offer a rich, engaging experience and easy navigation that improves user satisfaction. The main benefit of RIA is that data can be cached on the client's side, allowing a very responsive user interface and fewer round trips to the server than with HTML. With RIA, users of iSocial can experience fast page loading, easy navigation and smooth handling of site.
Facebook makes it easier for users to take their real identity information with them all over the web. They can also take the basic profile information, profile picture and name with them. It also helps the users to take their friends with them on the web.
Photos are the best medium to recollect cherished moments. Each photo has a story behind it. When you see an old picture of you taken on your school campus; it will remind you of something you did while at school. Through the photo sharing feature in the networking site, you can share those photos with other school friends who may share their feelings by leaving their comments.
Are you a video lover? Then Isocial is perfect for you. If you have never shared videos online, and you want to do so now, all you have to do is upload your favorite videos of any kind and share them with your friends.
People love to let their hair down, socialize and party on weekends and special occasions, as partying brings people together and helps them get to know each other. The event module has become an essential module on any social networking site. iSocial has the event module with necessary features that help people to organize events without any hitches.
Friendship is one of the most beautiful experiences that all everybody goes through. Friendship blossoms at all ages, and anywhere you go, and it hurts to lose contact with friends. The internet gave us email to keep in touch with people we know in the four corners of the world, but isn't it effective when you want to find someone that you do not have the email details of. How do you locate them? iSocial will help you solve this problem with the group feature. You can find people you have lost touch with and don't have contact details of..
A sticky note is a new way to keep and manage important messages, events and many appointments. iSocial offers the note feature for you to keep yourself in pace with the rest of the world. You can write messages, business ideas, appointments, phone numbers or just place popular quotes on a sticky note. Through notes, users can speak to their friends and get replies from them.
Online classified ads are the perfect medium for advertisers and buyers. Advertisers can place their ads in different categories such as job, real estate, matrimonial, vehicle etc. Whether you start a brand new business or have been in business for many years, classifieds are an essential way of promoting your products and services.
Profile page is the identity of site users without which they can't socialize with others.. A profile represents views, beliefs or interests of any user. Without an informative profile page it is impossible to tell what your interests are. Most users are looking to socialize with someone who shares similar interests hence a good profile is vital for users to socialize. The privacy settings ensure secured sharing of profile information on the site.
Wall To Wall
iSoical includes the wall feature every users' profile page that allows friends to post messages. Users with the ability to see his or her full profile can see the posted messages. When a user writes a message on another user's wall (on a profile), the wall-to-wall link is displayed to let users to see the recent wall-to-wall conversation between those users.
Making friends in the real world can be a hard task. There are more advanced ways to meet people and make friends with them. Social networking is the best way to achieve this. iSocial helps you create friends by networking with people who are from the same location, region, school, college, etc.
Sharing web content with other users is easy with the Post Links feature. Just copying and pasting the URL of a site will do to share the content on the site. iSocial facilitates users to provide relevant images and a short description related to the shared content while posting links. Hence, other users can make out what the content is about before visiting the corresponding page.
Posting comments on items is the most beautiful way to express thoughts and opinions. iSocial users can now post their comments on favorite photos, videos, notes and walls on a site built using iSocial.
The Activity streaming feature highlights what is happening in users' social circles. Users can comment on others' activity and express thoughts with comments on them. They can share any activity like event update or photo addition with any other friends through the internal messaging system. A specific activity can be shared with other friends through profile as well.
Participation in social networking sites has dramatically increased in the recent years. As the number of users increases, the rate of security issues is also springing proportionately. Now iSocial users need not worry themselves over security issues. They can set privacy settings for content like photos, videos, notes and profile.
Fancy Photo Snap
iSocial facilitates users with the ability to capture a still image of live happenings using a webcam and edit it through the Photo Snap feature. Users can edit captured photos using techniques such as Clear, Filter, Distort, Frame and Scene.
iSocial users can send and receive messages via the internal messaging system. This is an e-mail-like communication tool for exchanging text messages between the active users of the iSocial site. The messages are stored in the inbox and can be refered to later.
Placing users image as an avatar on the profile page will add value to their profile. An attractive feature on avatar is users can change it in no time. The original image of users can be captured through a webcam connected to the system, and added to their profile. Users can emphasize a specific portion of captured image to draw attention to their face.
Multi Language Support
iSocial comes with a multilanguage support feature through which users can offer the site in the local language and attract more audience. If you are about to launch a site in multiple countries, across borders and in worldwide organisations, this feature will help you offer multilingual support and reaach out to a wider spectrum of people.
Now allow users to record a video directly from their webcam and upload it in the video module. Uploading real time sequences on the site will let people observe easily what you want to convey to them through an audio-visual medium.
The tagging feature has become one of the most convenient methods in organizing your photos online. Tags are especially useful for identifying people in photos. This feature offers a great chance for members to unearth images of someone they once knew in others photos.
The photo cropping feature enables users to remove unnecessary background or crop less important objects to change the focus of a photograph and emphasize a specific portion of an image. Users can draw attention to specific object in their photograph by creative or unusual cropping on ordinary images.
A networking site is an ocean: finding a friend in it is not an easy task. The people suggest feature will prompt users with a list of likely friends. This feature will look for likely friends in their friends’ friend list. If it finds any (likely) friends, it will suggest it to the corresponding user. Even when it finds that a newly joined member might be their friends, it will notify the user with it.
Multiple Photo Upload
Multiple photo upload option makes users job easier; users can upload more than one photo at a time. No more time consuming upload procedures, no more one-by-one manual uploads!
Administrative / Config Features
Admin can manage Video, Photos, Events, Groups ,Classifides, avatars, static pages, news, languages, members and much more of site. It enables admin to remove medias uploaded on site by users, and edit media details such as title, description, category, tags, set media as public/private.