We need to hire a programmer specialized and experienced in “data scrapping” to create an automated screen scraping program to sit on a terminal and collect data from an online application, gather data in data base format and feed a website on a programmed time basis for inventory and product information purposes.
• This program is to use in a PC terminal in windows XP Pro environment
• Browser used for online app is IE
• The program should be the most automated possible, and rely the least on human interaction or intervention to fulfill the task.
• The program should collect item numbers from a source file to enter them in a search box in the web based app.
• The program should perform like a robot and surf (ping) each item of the web based application
• The program will collect specific fields of information from the web based app output format (screen)
• The information collected will be stored in a data base format with similar fields as the web based app.
• The process of uploading info to the website will be on a programmed timing and should be able to change the timing
• The info to upload should gather the scrapped info from the web based app with other information provided by another program in txt file.
• The website that will be fed with this data is based on Xcart which uses PHP programming language and MySQL database
• Browser used for customers with Xcart site could be any (IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari,etc..)
If interested we need to sign a NDA, and contract agreement stipulating milestones, time of delivery and price.