I would like to start a Social Network site aimed at Gaming but with advanced user detection features for all members online, whatever the device they are using (Console/PC etc.), I would like to be able to get this to prototype stage and would appreciate the following information.
1. The most important feature I require with this site, would be the ability for users to see, who, on their 'friends list', is online and what they are playing and on what device, PC, WII, Xbox, Play Station etc... As mentioned I would like to just bring this to a working prototype and need to know what kind of engineers/programmers etc I would need to employ to get it to that stage. Just to elaborate further, I would like something similar to XFire.coms' features, but across all gaming devices and not just PC gaming as XFire does, and more of a social experience than XFire.
2. I would also appreciate a cost and timescale the prototype might incur. I understand this will be vague so minimum and maximum figures would be really appreciated.
3. Any other comments would also be appreciated.
Thanks in advance and regards.