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Crawler that emulates a mobile search request
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When searching on an android mobile phone, the Google search results are different than those found with a desktop search. This occurs even when the set location is the same.

The objective is to create a crawler that obtains the same results as those found in a mobile search. We are specifically interested in the maps results.

See the side-by-side comparisons here:   [obscured]  /RATemp/elance/SERP-Mobile-vs-Desktop.html

Notice that many of the search results are different.

You do need to worry about parsing the resulting records. The challenge here is to figure out how to mimic a mobile query and get those results, not a desktop result set. You will have to spend some time figuring out how to provide the correct HTTP headers, cookies or other needed information to emulate a mobile device. In other words research then development (R&D) hacking.

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Create a console (or win forms) application that takes an input query and obtains the HTML for the Google mobile sea...

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