I need a web based application that can retrieve data from 8-10 different websites. The websites are .aspx and display that data in the browser, also a couple allow this data to be exported via excel files.
I am constantly checking these websites and manually checking the data, this is time consuming. I want software that can do this for me. Check these websites and extract the data I need into an interface that is simple and easy to use.
Just so that the programmer understands what I am looking for. I will describe my manual process that needs a software solution.
1. I print a list from a website (this list can be exported into a .csv file)
2. I then scour 8 different websites to find each record and any updated information, then mark the data with a pen on my printed list.
3. This data comes out sporadically and is extremely time sensitive, so I must keep reloading and reloading these pages to get the most up to date information.
4. Just to give you a mental picture, this data is home data, so it is like addresses, cities, square footage, beds/baths etc. this data stays constant, but there is other data regarding prices and sale dates that I am constantly checking.
I spend hours a day doing this.... so... here is where you hopefully come in..
I have data that can be exported into a .csv file. I want this data to be imported into the software and then used to check 3rd Party websites for updated information regarding the records. There are 9 websites which I use to retrieve this information.
I want this "updated" data that the software receives to be displayed in an easy to use interface. This interface will typically just display today's sales, have roughly 15 columns of data, allow for "notes" for each record and I would like to add features after this first function is complete.
I am going to also describe this in very simple terms so that this can be thoroughly understood.
I have a list of homes I have the opportunity to purchase every day.
Most of these homes get postponed to a later sale date or the seller asks for too much money. **This data (the seller's price & whether or not it is postponed) is what I want.**
This data is sporadically released throughout the day on these 8-10 websites every day.
I need this data so I do not spend my time on homes that are already postponed and I am not aware, or have a price that has been released but is too high.
This data is displayed on different websites that use a .aspx format.
I do not have an exact model for what this software looks like, I just know the function of it. I hope to attract a coder that can use his own intuition and skills to create an application that is intuitive and most importantly displays this data in an easy to interpret format.
I would expect the servers to check the websites on demand via a button that says "update" and have a "Scan ON" function where it checks the websites every 5 minutes for updates and displays. I would think something as simple as a price turns green when it is new, and stays green for one hour. If a record is postponed, the record fades to a light grey for one hour, then disappears.
Just so that this function is not left out ... when checking the other websites and there is a record that is not on the original list it needs to recognize this and add it to the list and communicate that this is a "new" record, maybe blue or something like that.
**I will give you an example of one of the websites that need to be checked frequently:**
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