Looking to develop a Craigslist auto-responder or scraper to be used as a marketing tool. I'd like it to be developed as a web app, and have a user-friendly interface to work with it as well. I want to use it personally for a niche business concept I have, but may want to market it as SaaS eventually to others too.
The application would need to be able to do the following:
Be able to automatically pool Craigslist or use its RSS feed or a software program already available, to get data on a set time schedule.
Rotate through a list of defined e-mail addresses to send e-mail responses from, as Craigslist imposes restrictions on the number of messages one e-mail account can send in a specified period of time.
Specify one/multiple/all Craigslist markets/cities to pool for data. Option to select a specific region
Be able to enter specific keywords to search listings for.
Record/Log of e-mails sent out as responses with option to be BCC'd on responses too.
E-mail writer/composer to define what you want e-mail responses to say
Scraper to grab other information like phone numbers and details from listings.
More features to come later.....
A qualified candidate will be able to share a solid plan that could be put into place to fully develop this application.
Include coding languages you would use and a summary of how you would accomplish the above requirements.
You MUST have a solid English language understanding, and be fluent in both written and verbal communication.
6 freelancers are bidding on average $1610 for this job
We understand your requirement very well. Please check PM and let us know if you are interested to see some of our scrapping work we did previously.