I frequently go to a website where the prices of an item are updated regularly. I have been simple refreshing the screen every few second and if the price is low enough, I will check the box next to the item and hit enter key which will add the item to my cart. If I don't do this fast enough, I will be unable to add the item because someone else was faster.
I want a program (likely something in VB) that will automatically monitor the prices on a website. If the price goes below a specified price (which I would like to be able to set), then click the box and hit enter key (which will add the item to my shopping car). Once added, I want it to play a sound or something to notify me (so that I may complete the purchase). If the price is not found that is below what I specified, the page must refresh. Please note, this must all happen very quickly. I can refresh things every second and I'll still miss items because I didn't act fast enough. Ideally, I would also like to be able to set the refresh rate as well
The site has a way to organize items by price or item type already. I buy slightly different items from time to time, but the website essentially stays the same (but the url changes slightly)
I have no coding experience other than a bit of sql so you'd likely have to do all the coding yourself. I am very computer literate though and can learn quickly if I need to.
Please get back asap as the sooner I can get something up, the more $ will be in it for you.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) Exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
windows xp (but other OS can be run if needed) and Internet Explorer (though that can change if needed as well)