We're an intelligent search engine that makes getting a new bicycle more fun, interesting, enlightening and convenient than ever before, offering useful advice and friendly assistance along the way. We analyze personal search criteria, physical measurements and real-time feedback in order to fit the perfect bicycle to each person. Then we lead them to nearby locations where they can test ride and eventually buy their recommended bike.
Your role in this project is to help build a working prototype of this new website. Specifically you would build a PHP scraper / web spider to screen scrape bicycle specs from this site...
[url removed, login to view]
...and inserting the specs into a MySQL relationship database. This will form the basis of the search engine prototype.
Completing this initial project successfully can lead to further paid projects related to this prototype, including but not limited to: scraping bike retailers' sites, manufacturers' sites, craigslist, ebay, etc.; building a corresponding front-end UI using JSON + jQuery; further developing the search engine logic; developing a customer-facing app enabling third-parties to submit their own bicycles for sale or store inventories.
But to be clear: you are bidding on only the first part of this project: screen scraping a certain "tree" of pages from [url removed, login to view] using a PHP code package, inserting the key data items into a structured MySQL database. I will define in advance the pages I want scraped and which data items need to be stored. Each bicycle must have a unique id.
Thanks for reading and looking forward to fielding bids!