Apprenticeship: MarketplaceMentor: ~timluc-miptev Reward: 1 Stars Apply for this grant
A marketplace in which users can post goods for sale and browse goods for sale by other users. Probably similar in feel to Craigslist. A lot of design will be required here, since the space of possible things to make is very big.
The most likely architecture has users hosting their items, with aggregator-type services listing and indexing items from multiple users. It's also possible that sales will be able to designate escrow parties for money or goods, and/or arbitrator parties to decide when a sale is complete.
Simple versions of this can be implemented to learn userspace programming, and a particular good design could become its own product.
As a user I can:
- post goods I want to sell
- browse goods other users have for sale
- curate marketplaces other users can sell in
- buy products
- sell products
- have a 3rd party confirm when a sale is complete