Thursday, April 24, 2008

My Craigslist Search Helper

I have always enjoyed the simpleness of using to buy and sell items in a local venue. There were just a couple things that bothered me and I have attempted to build upon them with the use of Yahoo! Pipes and JSON. I'm a software engineer by trade, so I was interested in playing around with Yahoo! Pipes and the JSON technology... and some friends of mine had suggested that needed better search results... something more like Google and it needed to include the images when available. Using the RSS feeds and some regular expressions, I was able to produce some search results that have the date, title, description, and images when available. So feel free and try it out. Let me know what you think of it and what improvements you would like to see. It is still a work in progress, so be looking for enhancements!

CraigsList Search Helper

UPDATED 06/18/08: I have added some beta sorting options that allow you to sort the results by price from high to low or low to high. These only work for results that include the price in the title text. Those without the price get sorted as if they have the lowest price. I have also added a lot more cities and states to my site. I hope you enjoy the changes. Thanks.

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