• Yii
  • MySQL
  • HTML5
  • CSS3/Bootstrap
  • Authorize.NET payments
  • OAuth

Moomkin is a Kazakh startup combining specific features of LinkedIn, Facebook and other popular social sites to help businesses build social networks.

Release year 2012

Software Development Outsourcing Company

Project background

In 2010, the founders of the Moomkin startup came to IT Craft after an in-depth study of the best and most popular social networking resources for professional needs. These included LinkedIn, Yammer, Salesforce, and Facebook. The client’s main goal was to build a Web platform incorporating the best features addressed to the local market. Having collected essential requirements for a Web platform beta version, our IT Craft team started the initial design and development. The beta version was tested with a limited number of users. After receiving feedback from the beta testers, Moomkin founders decided to move ahead and expand the system logic. Investors from Kazakhstan, Hungary and US expressed interest in Moomkin. The team continued working on full functionality.

Moomkin is an innovative hybrid of a business social network and platform for developing business media through which people can share innovative ideas, knowledge and opportunities.


Moomkin is aimed at professionals located in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It offers tools to create and manage user profiles and network connections, and provides ways to communicate via internal messaging and live chat.

To stay connected, Moomkin has various modules to be shared including Groups, Events, News. A job portal is available as an additional custom option within the site helping match the right talent with the right opportunity. Moomkin is built using modern architecture design standards, frameworks, and libraries allowing the highest level of quality and performance.

  • Build a professional profile
  • Share user profile
  • View job statistics
  • Organize online webinars and forums
  • Pay using the platform
  • Manage user profile
  • Post a professional CV
  • Find a professional, event, conference
  • Integrate with social network profiles
  • Set up a new event or conference
  • Messages
  • Search for jobs based on skills and requirements
  • Upgrade account and subscribe to different plans

Project technology

The social network engine was based on Yii2 framework and custom Ajax-based JS framework with live updates of features. System modules include:

  • - user module with frontend and extensive backend for managing and stats counting
  • - search module with many flexible options
  • - live chat
  • - wall with ability to manage and subscribe for eve
  • - jobs portal
  • - news and updates section, including extended newsletters functionality
  • - many backend modules for promotions, marketing, content and data management

Project timeline

Team included: 1 project manager, 3 backend developers (number of developers ranged depending on stage of development), 2 frontend developers (HTML/CSS), 1 Graphic Designer, 1 QA – 7 different people. Total project duration: 4 months of extensive development, a few years of support and maintenance Current total: 4,000 hrs.


Project technology

  • PHP 5
  • Yii framework
  • Memcached
  • MySQL
  • AJAX
  • HTML5
  • CSS3/Bootstrap
  • Comet server (live chat)
  • Mobile applications API
  • Android
  • iOS
  • OAuth and Social Sharing APIs
  • Authorize.NET payments
  • Adobe OCR API

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