I need someone who can write simple scripts in PHP to search for a name of a venue in places like foursquare,facebook,google maps (and others) and store periodically some elements from the places that are searched.
The names of the venues will be read initially from a csv file and it has to verify that the name is accurate in 90% of the results to be matched.
The code has to be flexible enough for it to be later adapted later to search for specific geolocations.
*As this is an ongoing project I set it as an hourly project. Depending on performance and results we can start with more complex stuff that will only arise when we start testing.
Adding Q&A from bidders:
Q-How do you want the results to be stored?
A-Results may be stored in a csv at first. Later (soon) will be stored in a database.
Q-How much direct user interaction will there be with the script? Are you running it as a cron job/as a backend script or will you be having the script and its results directly exposed to the user?
A-BackEnd Script. The only interaction will be the csv where the venues are read, but this is only at the beggining. Later the script will read the places from a table in a database.
Q-Will you need there to be a page where the user enters in the location information?
A-Not at the beggining
Q-What format will the input data be in?
A-Strings in a csv file first
Q-How many different providers will you be working with?
A-Initially Facebook, Foursquare, Google Maps. Later we could add more depending on the need and the results
I've provided an initial bid with a (very) liberal time estimate, in order to account for uncertainty (in this case, how many total providers we'll be working with).