<![CDATA[Kauê Gimenes]]>http://kauegimenes.github.io/Ghost v0.4.2Fri, 16 May 2014 22:37:00 GMT60<![CDATA[Shipping Price - A C# Crawler]]>Shipping Price shows real time information about shipping price for diferent online retailers, with this tool they are able to check and ajust the shipping price policy to the market.

Code

This project was divided in two parts:
The crawler that gets data of multiple websites and generate a xml output, its developed using C# and is scheduled to run multiple times during the day, to recive data and update the dashboard.
The Dashboard was developed using PHP and its integrated with the C# using a XML file, the role of this part is to show all the information to use user.

Why

The main goal of this project is to offer real time information about shipping price. By using real time data, online retailers can check if its shipping price policy is compatible with the market.

Preview

Main dashboard developed in PHP

C# Crawler console running with debug information

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http://kauegimenes.github.io/shipping-price-a-c-crawler/1d8ff9d6-4a74-428c-a5c1-31c8cd6bbbf7Fri, 16 May 2014 22:30:05 GMT
<![CDATA[Game Search - A PHP Website]]>Game Search is a website that implements diferent sources in order to provide information about a computer or console game, with this information the user is able to determine if a game is good or not.

Code

This project was developed using PHP and works without a Database, all the data is supplied by multiple sources:

  • Twitch.TV (Game Realtime Popularity)
  • Metacritic (Game Information and Score)
  • Google (Keyword Popularity by Time)

Its possible to extract the information from this sources using php curl function.

Curl Example:

function get_data($url) { $ch = curl_init(); $timeout = 5; curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, $timeout); $data = curl_exec($ch); curl_close($ch); return $data; }

Why

The idea behind this project was to create a site that shows if a game is good or not based on external resourses, including Twitch Popularity and Google Popularity

Preview

This image shows a working version of the website

This is a poor version of the Home Page

The Twitch Popularity and Score Information

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http://kauegimenes.github.io/game-search-a-php-website/cba5d3dd-eb4b-42e7-a6f3-ac4a7beaa2a5Mon, 12 May 2014 03:52:11 GMT
<![CDATA[Price Check - A WP7 Application]]>This app works using a Brazlian website (MercadoLivre) to predict the ideal price for any product, new or used, based on the average products price listed on MercadoLivre. The app shows the Max, Lowest and the Average price with this information the user is able to sell the product based on the current market price.

Code

The programming language used for this project was Visual Basic .Net for Windows Phone 7. At the time i liked VB over C# but today is clear C# has a bigger community in Windows Phone development.

Why

The idea was to make a application to help people sell products or have an idea about the price of one product they are thinking about buying. Thats why its a simple and fast application.

Preview

Here is a picture of the application, the language is Brazilian Portuguese.

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http://kauegimenes.github.io/price-check-a-windows-phone-7-application/cf2f96db-53cc-4f2d-b310-b50820dae6bcSun, 11 May 2014 21:24:37 GMT