WikiCollectables was created as a collaborative, e-commerce resource for collectors. This was done by creating custom extensions to MediaWiki, the popular open source wiki software. Concepts were designed in Photoshop and software development managed using the "waterfall" method (that is, a traditional gantt chart summarizing tasks over time). This first phase established proof-of-concept and a "beta" version.
WikiCollectables is moving to an "iterative" approach to it's development. Iterations of the software (versions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 etc.) will circulate over time (see image at right). The code is shared on github, revised on e-mediawiki, tested on dev-wiki, then published to WikiCollectables.
The projects are structured on the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). The "front-end" is HTML and CSS. The e-commerce enhancements to Mediawiki are open source and available for download. The automated e-commerce site, WikiSafe, is proprietary.