03-20-2008, 07:10 PM
I want a clone of this website http://grid.orch8.net/clippings/grab which allows you to make widgets out of any websites, i have been told it is quite simple so my budget is $100
03-20-2008, 08:14 PM
i have been told it is quite simple so my budget is $100
That gave me a pretty good laugh :p
03-20-2008, 08:15 PM
how much would you say it would cost?
03-20-2008, 08:31 PM
I couldn't venture a guess, since I don't know what's involved. I guess if I thought about it...
1. Parse a website's HTML.
2. Present a website inside some sort of text box (?) or other mechanism.
4. Extract the HTML that was selected and rewrite said HTML into a package recognized as a widget by popular blog and social networking sites.
You're suggesting $100, which would put each of those 4 steps at about $25 each. A programmer capable of doing this kind of job would easily charge somewhere in the $50/hr range, so your estimate puts each step at about 30 minutes worth of work. That is a crack smoker estimate if I ever heard one.
I'd say more like 5 hrs per step, and that's for a programmer who's done this kind of thing before... $1,000. It would probably take me twice that long but my hourly fee would be half as much. :thumbsup:
Tell you what... email Orchestr8 and ask them how much they spent to develop their system. Prepare to be shocked.
03-20-2008, 09:20 PM
I have to say that's pretty neat, and I'd enjoy making it. Fumigator is right though, based on the example site, you're looking at 1200-1500 dollars, if not more. I'm willing to tackle it if you're willing to pay it.
03-20-2008, 10:42 PM
Is there no way to do this for a cheaper price? perhaps different type of programming that might simplify it? Thanks for your help but i do not have that sort of moiney to spend on a project.
03-21-2008, 07:11 PM
Then perhaps you aren't ready for the project yet. I'm in agreement with the other posters.