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

From: amit sethi amit.pureenergy at gmail.com
Date: Thu Apr 23 17:07:57 EEST 2009
Hi ,
Great Reference ,
I especially like the idea of playing sample music clips , one of amazon
services i myself like a lot.
But i am wondering though that how would I be able to search such a server
faster than Amazon or other services.
Also what if such a server is down.
Also screen scraping is a good idea if we can deliver really cool things
like sample music and reading reviews etc....   Otherwise I think it would
too much of a overhead

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 7:13 PM, Simon Pickering
<S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk>wrote:

> Hi Amit,
> > The other part would be using the webservices API of amazon
> > and Librarything to develop the Shopping Assistant .
> <snip>
> > 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!
> Cheers,
> Simon
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