We would like bids from individuals or teams who can develop an amazing Local Product Search Chrome extension. Preference will be given to those that have developed and published other Chrome extensions. Please include references to extensions you have authored (Firefox or Chrome) when you submit your proposal.
We are a local product search engine and have a database of over 5 million product listings from 1500 large and small retailers across 100,000 locations in the US/Canada. We have a search API that will be used to retrieve data for use in the extension. More details will be provided to the shortlisted/selected individuals/teams.
The extension requirements are as follows:
- The extension runs unobtrusively in the background (similar to InvisibleHand)
- The extension is activated if the user goes to any of the 100 sites we specify (list will be provided, examples include [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view], [url removed, login to view])
- The extension senses when the user performs a search at any of these retail/commerce sites.
- When the user performs a search on any of the target sites, the extension sends the user's IP address (for location detection) & search term to our search API, and retrieves our search results. It does not interfere with the user experience (it shows the exact results that the original site sends back), but it does create a small area (either on top or on the side of the browser frame) and shows our product matches in a separate 'frame'.
You should install and try the InvisibleHand extension to see what we are aiming for. We may render the results in a different manner, but the basic idea is the same.
- The extension is also triggered when the user is browsing one of the target sites, and lands on a product detail page. It then sends the page title and the users IP address and sends it to our search API. It shows our results similar in a top or side 'frame'.
By frame, we don't mean an iframe, but a visually separate area, but still rendered inline.
NOTE: If you can build this for both Chrome and Firefox, please indicate that in your proposal. We will give preference to those who can build both for us.