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Building a Mobile Centric Marketplace



Building a Mobile Centric Marketplace

George Michal, a resident of London, wanted to create a mobile centric marketplace to lend and borrow goods and services in his neighbourhood as a community project. It required to compile all the information under one platform for easy transactions and increasing awareness among people about existence of services and goods at best prices available nearest to them.

Building such a platform required scraping information from multiple websites continuously and maintaining a separate server for such crawls. Setting up an infrastructure, and spending time developing a crawler and maintaining it was too much of an opportunity cost for George, hence he decided to outsource this service to PromptCloud.

How did PromptCloud Help?

  • PromptCloud ran slow crawls in sites to accumulate all the macro level data (name, owner, location, etc.)
  • The crawls were targeted locally using geo-location tagging capabilities
  • The extracted data was structured and furnished to be synchronously integrated with the mobile platform designed by the client
  • The format and data schema were decided upon and record files were generated accordingly at pre-decided intervals of time

Benefits to the client

  • Building a crawl and extraction process setup a continuous stream of data
  • Helped aggregate content from many sites to enhance client site
  • Zero data processing efforts at client’s end
  • Scalable infrastructure reduced client’s costs

Thus, we gained one happy client who referred us in his network, landing us more projects of a similar nature.

Looking to outsource you crawling and data extraction requirements? Reach out to us at sales@promptcloud.com or just Get Started



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