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#layout: page title: "Sky-Hype AG Real Estate Portal" date: 2016-01-02 00:00:00 +0200 client: "skyhype" cover: sky-hype-01.jpg bg: switzerland tags: "web development" introduction: Powerful, ExpressionEngine 3 based, worldwide real estate portal. featured: true

#The challenge

Sky-Hype AG approached me with the vision to plan, design, develop and maintain the largest, free property portal in the world. With a powerful metasearch engine and over 100 planned source portals, a huge project!

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#What I did


  • Free real estate listings in over 100 countries
  • Private account area, user profiles, messaging system
  • Listings with up to 10 high-resolution images, drafts
  • Translated in 10 languages, 48 more planned
  • Metasearch engine with 8 sources, more planned
  • Mobile ready

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#Real estate listings

Sky-Hype allows for easy and free real estate listings in over 100 countries all around the world. It takes less than 1 minutes to register and create the first listing.


The site's translation is centrally managed and allows for unlimited flexibility. At the moment we're supporting 10 languages with over 48 planned.

  • German
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Turkish

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#Metasearch engine

The custom, PHP based metasearch engine already connects to 8 sources with over 100 more planned.

  • Germany; immobilienscout24.de
  • Spain; idealista.com
  • France; seloger.com
  • Portugal; idealista.com
  • Russia; cian.ru
  • UK; zoopla.co.uk
  • Sweden; booli.com
  • Switzerland; homegate.ch

#Website technology

Initially developed on EE 2, Sky-Hype is now powered by EllisLab ExpressionEngine 3.

  • ExpressionEngine 3
  • Running on PHP/Apache trough a NGINX Proxy
  • Dynamic, Javascript based translation
  • Unlimited image storage on Amazon AWS S3 in Ireland
  • Custom PHP metasearch engine with over 8 sources
  • Responsive design
  • Secured by SSL Certificate