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Great, this is a fairly simple programming problem, just something I don't have the time to do myself.
Basically I want to scrape a bunch of data on current listings on Flippa.com
Here's what needs to be done:
I need you to create a script that updates a database of current listings on Flippa, so probably a Cron job that runs everyday scraping from [obscured] /new-listings.
The following data needs to be scraped from the results page (some may need to be scraped from the listing page itself):
Pretty much all of this data is in the HTML of the results page, Flippa have quite nicely formatted HTML that makes scraping a dream, I've built some scrapers for other data and found it a breeze.
1) The domain name on sale.
2) Whether it is a domain or website sale.
3) The listing URL.
4) The starting price (this may require shorter time spans between scrapes to catch this data accurately before a bid is made on the listing).
5) Whether its an auction, make offer or buy now format...
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