DATA EXTRACTION APPLICATION
The application will crawl the website [url removed, login to view] intermittently to extract instant sales information that is available under the <<Full Stats>> link.
Specifically, whenever a change occurs in the <<Full Stats>> frame, the application will output to an Excel spreadsheet (alternatively, a .csv file, whichever is most efficient), the following information:
1) last wooter to woot
2) date, hour, minute, second when the information changed (to capture the exact time when the last wooter to woot in item #1 made a purchase)
3) Quantity breakdown: how many X% bought 1, how many Y% bought 2 and how many Z% bought 3
Items 1,2, and 3 should be written altogether in a single row, comma separated. Example:
All I need is the data, so I do not care how you will write the application and/or how you will gather/extract the data. It has to run on Windows XP, and all I need is to click a START/RESTART button to get it started to write to the output file (whose path I will choose). It is better if it will have also a PAUSE button (which will only stop the data extraction procedure and close the file so that I can access the file).
The application will run intermittently for several consecutive days.
It is a plus if you can deliver this software before August 1, 2011.