The API will work as if/seem to be/work through the BB browser (i.e. Curve 8330 OS 4.5). (will take suggestion for other methods i.e. firefox/IE plugin)
Login to the website as a user/account holder. Monitor and keep track of credits. (other info as future project)
The API will (for now) only monitor one auction at a time.
The main function will take a URL/Action ID and monitor the auction during the last minute and subsequent last minutes. The API will monitor the bidders, current price, time remaining etc. Calculate a "likelihood of completion" (LOC)as a percentage (%) based on the activity. i.e. lots of bidders over a short period of time equaling a low "LOC", etc.
During periods of high LOC, randomly through out, periodically while monitoring the API will bid on the auction item.
The API will not use the bidbutler system.
The interface will be simple, showing relevant auction information. Allow the user to bid independently. Allow the LOC bidding system to be turned on and off while still performing the monitoring and updating the interface as normal.
An alert will be generated when the auction is less than one minute and "LOC" is ligh(configurable)
Functionality will be added/removed as the working software is being tested. Programmer will be responsible for bug fixes in a timely (short) manner for a period of six months. Subsequent changes to the software will be offered to the programmer to have first and only bid as long as there is a good working relationship.
The software and source will be owned by me, will not be made available or resold for any platform. After completion and final payment and with each subsequent version of the software there will be supplied a numbered and dated compilable source code.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this task.