That could be a good start up idea! A site to find and connect Dev. by different filters...
We are at Baldgorilla a digital agency that develops mobile and web platforms. From what I have seen out there I do not recollect seeing such a tool. most of our clients will find us when they are looking for something in a specific field or if the need specific coding. Its only then that we show them what we have done and usually close the deal.
I think you need to find people using connections and finding people in the field that have worked with them, usually you will need a SME to guide the programmers no matter what as you have your idea in your head of the output.
I would stay away from oversees dev., not that they don't have qualities but I found a lot of people coming back disappointed and behind on there project. In life you get what you pay for so I always suggest paying top dollars for Top work and avoid headaches.
I just want to say that I am sorry if you took my comments personally, I only mentioned My Personal experience on the topic and you are also allowed to share your own. I did go back to re-read in case I didn't express myself properly and I think it did?
I didn't specifically mentioned any companies as this would not be professional, I did mention that the clients I have dealt with (personal experiences) came back disappointed and did not get what they wanted out of the project. We have had multiple instances where the clients fell behind due to the delays and time differences. that's all I have said.
Also my comment on "you get what you paid for" applied to oversees but also to local outsourcing, too many times people go for the lower grade, unexperienced people and end up with a larger bill due to the time they need to do the work of a expert in the field. again just stating facts of what we see out there. If you offer high end services like many others then you shouldn't feel offended.
I think we all have our challenges in this market and globalisation is a normal evolution for IT. I do know about the north American companies abusing of oversees and the challenges of working in a global market. I can also say that this is not an exclusive problem with oversees as we have clients locally that don't pay after work as been done!
Now I will wish you the best to you and your company, I hope you have great success. I might just want to add that it would be a good idea not to judge others on this platform and try not put words such as "Racism, condescending" when none of these where written.