FreePriceAlerts.com

FreePriceAlerts.com is a set of tools that help people save money while they shop. It is being rolled into to the Ziftr product as Ziftr Alerts.

It was originally built on technologies developed for myVBO but grew to something much more. Some of its (and now Ziftr Alerts) features are:

  • An advanced pricing engine that quickly finds the best prices from all over the Internet.
  • Toolbars for Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Internet Explorer.
  • A mobile website.
  • Wishlists that users can create and share.

My own contributions to the project include:

  • Collaborated on the user experience and architecture design from the project start.
  • Developed a product processing infrastructure capable of handling tens of millions of products a day using Gearman as a job manager along with XSLT, AWK, Lex, and Yacc.
  • Designed a RESTful API for use by all client applications.
  • Partner integration.
  • Designed a scalable cloud based multi-tier infrastructure.
  • General execution of my duties as VP of Engineering including building an engineering team from just myself to almost a dozen developers.
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