We are looking for an individual or team to develop a project for us in a very quick manner using the .NET framework (c# preferrably). If the project can be done better in another lanuage we will also consider that as an option but C# programmers will get preference.
We need to create a two part software application. The first part will go through the internet and visit a list of our competitors sites and download a copy of their products and prices using whatever methods are necessary (we think screen scraping is the easiest). This will be done for all our competitors and then the results will be placed into a database for data research purposes. The second part of the project is to built a website that will analize this information and display it in a meaningful manner. For example, if product A on one competitors website is less than product A in our site, it will notify us to take a look and change it. There are alot more details involved that will be divulged upon project acceptance. This project may be an ongoing basis for the right people as new features and updates are constantly added.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
MSSQL, .NET, IIS6, Windows Operating System