Recipe Scraper PHP Script - repost

Budget $10 - $30 USD
Bids 6
Average Bid $35

I need scripts for scraping recipes from a website. Every site must have a separate script for it. The pseudo code is:

Connect to site. Maybe you can use curl or something.

Do some work and give me an array like this:

$return['title'] = // Recipe title (must not contain html codes)

$return['link'] = // The http url for recipe page

$return['ingredients'] // if site dont have a routine html code for this. These may be in directions. (must not contain html codes. After each ingredient there must be a line break.)

$return['directions'] // Recipe contents. (must not contain html codes)

$return['keywords'] = // Keywords for this recipe.(If site have) sample: keyword1, keyword2

$return['category'] = // This recipe in which category on site?

$return['image'] = // http link for image (if there is more than 1 image. This may be an array like this: $return['image'][0], $return['image'][1]... )

I want only this $return array. You don't need to put it on database or something. Only create this array.

I can provide 20 recipe site adresses for scraping. If you can find any other recipe sites it is acceptable. My criteria is:
* Sites that contain recipes in English language.
* All recipes must have image.
* The recipe images must not contain watermark.
* Images must be at least 640x480

I am not in a hurry. You don't need to finish this job in 1 - 7 days.

I am a programmer. I have written 2 scripts for me. It is going to take about 100 lines of code for each script. Look at this sample script: [url removed, login to view]

You are going to create a php script for each site. Something like this:
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As you can see the sample script has 75 lines of code. I think most parts of each script repeats itself. You are going to change only regular expressions or write about 10 lines of extra code for each script.

This budget is not for 1 script. Say me how many script can you write for how many dollars?

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  • dwik Profile Picture


    Purbalingga,  Indonesia

    I can help you to make best site with best performance.

    PHP, and Graphic Design

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    Castelnuovo Berardenga,  Italy

    hi there, i'm native italian developer. my first goal is employer satisfaction and i haven't fear to work if required i'll work 7/7 24h/24h. check my feedback speak for themselves. I'm going to graduate in Computer Engineering ,I started to study computer science when I was a child, since then I never stopped having fun with it SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?, HIRE ME 100% HIGH QUALITY WORK AND FULLY SATISFIED -lot experience with php and mysql for web development with basic skill in html/css/javascript programming -deep knowledge of regular expressions for web scraping -very well skilled in excel and VBA scripting language -good skill in java , c , c++ development Currently I'm learning Cocoa Touch for iOS development and Android development THANKS ENRICO

    PHP, XML, Visual Basic, and AJAX

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    Augusta,  United States

    Michael Bertasi Augusta, GA Greetings, I am a Software Developer currently residing in Augusta, GA with over 9 years of experience developing applications and web-based solutions. In the past I have worked at several large websites with millions of frequent users and managed large databases, however, over the past few years I have been doing freelancer development work. I truly enjoy the process of working directly with clients and delivering an end-product that meets or, even better, exceeds a client's needs. On Freelancer, I am available to take on any software/web development project, but my true passion and specialty lies in the realm of web-scraping. In addition to freelancer work, I currently work on and maintain my website: As software, websites, and data evolve, I am always learning and exploring new techniques to deliver the best product to my clients. I look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, Mike Bertasi

    Javascript, Visual Basic, .NET, and Website Design

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    Chisinau,  Moldova, Republic of

    I like to finish what I start and be organized .

    PHP, Wordpress, CSS, and MySQL