data extraction

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Bids
5
Avg Bid (USD)
$88
Project Budget (USD)
$30 - $100

Project Description:
I need a desktop application (C# or VB.NET or C++) that extracts store ratings data from multiple sites. The sites I am interested in are:

http://www.pricegrabber.com/home_coupons.php/topcat_id=0
http://www.bizrate.com/ratings_guide/guide.html
http://shopping.yahoo.com/stores/sd.html
http://www.epinions.com/webs-Web_Services-All-7452072-Online_Shopping

What I need is the following:

Merchant Name
Rating on Site 1
Reviews on Site 1 (number of reviews)
Rating on Site 2
Reviews on Site 2
Rating on Site 3
Reviews on Site 3
Rating on Site 4
Reviews on Site 4

ABout the layout I am willing to come with alternates use PMB.

For the rating, i do not need 4.50/5.00, i just need 4.50. For Bizrate the ratings are in icons, so somehow through the name of the icon the app needs to display 1 poor, 4 for outstanding and so on. Yaho also needs something similar.

I need the application display the data on a grid control, with the ability to save in CSV (and/or XML but not required).
The application has to provide the ability to search by merchant name and just get the data for the matching merchants. Ideally i should be able to place multiple vendors separated by comas (OR relationship)

Some of these sites have all sorts of defeating mechanisms, so something like use of proxies would be a great feature.

I also might need to add new store reviews sites in the future, so it will be good if the architecture of the app is extensible and allow for such enhancment. (i will award such future projects to the original programmer) when you bid please post what you thing the cost per site would be.

## Deliverables

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).

## Platform

Windows

Skills required:
Engineering, MySQL, PHP, Software Architecture, Software Testing, Web Hosting, Website Management, Website Testing
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