Yahoo Japan Auctions App

Technologies Used: Website Scraping, HTTP, Iconv, Charset Conversion, i18n, Windows Client

YahooBids This software is developed for a Japanese client to have an easy to use desktop application to keep track of items of interest on the Yahoo Japan Auction website. The application downloads all the catetgories on the site, allows its user to select categories of interest, items of interest, automatically download the current bid price of selected items, display details of items in a sortable grid etc. The application uses Iconv to convert the website's Japanese charset (EUC-JP) text into UTF-16.