I am a developer of software for the accommodation industry. We have a property management system that requires a push/pull interface between our clients desktop and an on line booking site.
Every 30 seconds our PMS outputs an XML with the current availability to be uploaded to the internet. We also have the ability to read in data retrieved from the internet booking engine. Our problem is that we do not have the time to write a desktop application that sits on the taskbar and every 30 seconds or at a preset interval uploads the current availability and retrieves bookings. It must run under Windows, any version from XP Pro up. Anyone interested MUST be familiar with OTA (Open Travel Alliance) methods of post availability, rates and fetch of bookings. we will supply the full interface XML information from the for both up and download. Upload XML is generated everytime a booking is made locally or received from the internet. Software will be required to look for existance of upload XML and if found, then post on web server, then look for any reservations to download. If found then the reservation is to be downloaded and output to a CSV file that our reservation software will read in.
If you have experience with Clarion 8 or Windev a possible advantagel. Our supplier has a test hotel setup for testing read and write and MUST meet their specifications for certification.
For those who applied previously please accept my apologies as I could not reply due to ill health.
Time frame between 3-4 weeks.