Group Deals - a Groupon clone for Drupal
I've created a new Drupal distribution called Group Deals that gives you a Groupon website out of the box.
Based on Drupal 7 and Drupal Commerce, and originally written by the developers of Open Deals.
I'm very happy that the Open Deals developers open sourced their product. However, there were a few issues that prompted me to create this distro:
a) the creators of Open Deals want to use Open Deals as a platform to promote their Drupal services by adding default content that promotes their professional services, as well as on the D.org project page
- this is actually a great way to promote ones services, but I don't believe it's appropriate for any software hosted on Drupal.org
b) the creators of Open Deals haven't responded to questions and patches in the issue queue for about 4 months
c) the creators of Open Deals haven't updated the modules for about 4 months
Again, I'm really happy that they want to open source their platform. Kudos to them!
How will Group Deals be different than Open Deals?
I've gone through the issue queue and found a lot of useful suggestions for making Open Deals much better, so my first priority is to implement those patches and new features. All the new features will be listed on the project page.
The goal for version 1 is to make Group Deals a very powerful and immediately useful Groupon clone.
Version 2 will aim to surpass version 1's features and push the boundaries of group deal websites by adding innovative new features, reworking the layout and design, improving the workflow wherever possible, integrating with other Drupal modules, etc.
Group Deals will be THE Groupon clone everyone must have :)