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Xml Feeds

This project was awarded to jyotirags for $238 USD.

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Project Budget
$100-$300 USD
Total Bids
5
Project Description

Create 50 XML files containing a comparisoin of online products and services from 50 websites. We have a website that allows consumers to compare products and services of online providers. We would like to add 5 new categories to our website with 10 providers in each category initially.

The work involves identifying the appropriate features to compare the products and services in each category, gathering the data for this set of features from all providers, and formatting the results into an XML format.

## Deliverables

Here are the five new categories we'd like to launch...


1. Online Backups (like [url removed, login to view])
2. Hosted CRMs (like [url removed, login to view])
3. Remote Desktops (like [url removed, login to view])
4. VOIP Providers (like [url removed, login to view])
5. Anti-Virus (like [url removed, login to view])

There are two delivery phases for each category above...



Phase 1 - Determine the appropriate features to compare providers in the category

Phase 2 - Gather the feature data from each provider and format the data into an XML file

In Phase 1, the work involves...
* Finding existing reports/comparisons of providers to identify features often compared
* Revewing major providers features to identify important features

The goal of Phase 1 is not to identify every possible feature to compare; instead, the goal is to identify the key features important to most buyers that need to be compared.



In Phase 2, the work involves...
* Identifying the top providers in the category
* Gathering the feature data for each provider (by visiting their website, by engaging them in a live chat, by emailing them, etc)
* Formatting the feature data into an XML format

As an example, this XML might be used then to describe one of the plans of one of the backup providers...



<online-backup-plan>
<name>Basic</name>
<monthly-fee>[url removed, login to view]</monthly-fee>
<setup-fee>[url removed, login to view]</setup-fee>
<backup-capacity-gb>10</backup-capacity-gb>
<monthly-fee>[url removed, login to view]</monthly-fee>
</online-backup-plan>

The ideal candidate for this project is someone that...

1) Often purchases online services (especially services related to the 5 categories above)

2) Has the critical thinking skills to identify relatively important features vs. relatively unimportant features

3) Has the communication skills to communicate with the providers to understand their plan details to gather the plan detail from each provider

We'll provide several completed XML files to the winning bidder of this project.

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