My team is in the process of building out a site using Gigya (www.Gigya.com) to run all of it's social integration and infrastructure including game mechanics, social login, social reactions (like voting), social comments, refer friends, activity feed and more. After the first couple months I have been pretty dissatisfied with the product itself (lots of bugs, poor service, etc.) and the service costs a ton on a yearly basis. With that said, I don't think it would be incredibly hard to make what we are trying to do custom...if we found the right developers. By looking at your description and comments, I'm hoping you are it!
I have outlined in detail what we needed in a scope document (attached) and was hoping you could provide me a quote rather quickly. I understand it's a large project but I have about a week to cancel my contract with them before I'm locked in for the remainder of the year. Please provide a detailed quote (outlining the cost associated to each feature) ASAP.
The quote should only be for the social integration outlined in the document, none of the builds. All the design and basic site functionality will be working but none of the social integration functionality will be working. You basically need to pull in the appropriate APIs and ensure they work together to execute the user stories outlined.
For the most part, I only require Facebook integration (I know Gigya does multiple) but I think we can add in other social networks secondly.
On top of this I need some analytical data to track all the activity on the site including gamification analytics (top users, users by level/challenge, etc) and share/referral analytics (new users, #shares, #referrals, votes, etc.).
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions!