[maemo-community] [GSoC 09] Barcode Reader and Shopping Assistant .

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Wed Apr 22 16:43:07 EEST 2009
Hi Amit, 

> The other part would be using the webservices API of amazon 
> and Librarything to develop the Shopping Assistant .


> 2. For the webservices part the major limiting factor would 
> be Internet Bandwidth and thus their is no point of using a 
> low level language so i will be using python for this .

I guess you're talking about time taken here rather than data required
when you mention bandwidth. I don't know much about the services you
mention, but if it turns out that these are not sufficient and scraping
of actual human-readable webpages is required, I'd suggest that using a
server to perform the web scraping as requested by the app might be
worthwhile. This is the technique used in the Google Android competition
winning Android Scan (now renamed to something else) and was my initial
inspiration. Scroll right to the bottom of this page:
http://scan.jsharkey.org/. I note that his backend server is written in
Python too.

Good luck with the project!



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