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 Post subject: Re: Introducing DaftDrop.com
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:38 am 
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dipole wrote:
No feedback other than thank you for a very useful site which I've used in the last week in the vain hope of convincing someone not to mortgage their life away on a specific property.


You're very welcome. Hope your convincing works in the end!!

More updates today to the site, a few bug fixes, usability fixes, and more responsible on smaller devices like tablets and mobiles.

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing DaftDrop.com
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:38 am 
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Well done on all your work. A good site and easy to use, not daunting for a property newbie.

A couple of points:
1. It's only DAFT, not myhome, which is a major fall down IMO. No SherryFitz, DNG etc. Thats a lot of houses missing.
2. Dublin cannot be sorted/selected by postcode which would be handy
3. I've found 1 house I was looking at thats had a price drop but doesn't feature on the site
http://www.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sa ... n-1121524/
Not sure why that is as I searched on both 'Terenure' and 'Glenavy'.

I can only imagine the time you've spent on this and I feel bad for criticising you :(


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 Post subject: Re: Introducing DaftDrop.com
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:12 am 
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FreeFallin wrote:
Well done on all your work. A good site and easy to use, not daunting for a property newbie.

A couple of points:
1. It's only DAFT, not myhome, which is a major fall down IMO. No SherryFitz, DNG etc. Thats a lot of houses missing.
2. Dublin cannot be sorted/selected by postcode which would be handy
3. I've found 1 house I was looking at thats had a price drop but doesn't feature on the site
http://www.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sa ... n-1121524/
Not sure why that is as I searched on both 'Terenure' and 'Glenavy'.

I can only imagine the time you've spent on this and I feel bad for criticising you :(


Thanks for the comments!

1. I have decided to bite the bullet and work on a MyHome harvester. I will include it in the data. The problem are "duplicates"...it's impossible (well...very difficult), with certainty, to automatically determine that a property on MyHome is the same property on Daft, and filter them out! So there'd be lots of identical results :/ But I'll come up with something.

2. Dublin cannot be sorted, but you can search for "dublin 4" in the address filter or whatever... (as a workaround for now)

3. That house is on the site alright, but the latest price change isn't there. Will get back to you after the next scrape (this evening)...

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing DaftDrop.com
PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:30 am 
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You could use pHash on the property photos to match ads.

I think Cloudinary does this out of the box; you would then have a useful repo of photos. The are probably bindings for or ports of pHash for php, java etc.

Or use some sort of hash of the text.

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing DaftDrop.com
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:27 pm 
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Hey. Just to update any regular users:

DaftDrop had capacity problems (too much data) and, and servers are expensive.

I've fixed all those issues, made some other improvements, and now have three sites:

http://www.daftdrop.com -- DaftDrop Ireland
http://www.daftdrop.co.uk -- DaftDrop UK (England, Wales, Scotland)
http://www.daftdropau.com -- DaftDrop Australia

Hope yee still find it useful.



Cheers,
credmond

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 Post subject: Re: Introducing DaftDrop.com
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:20 am 
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credmond wrote:
Hey. Just to update any regular users:

DaftDrop had capacity problems (too much data) and, and servers are expensive.

I've fixed all those issues, made some other improvements, and now have three sites:

http://www.daftdrop.com -- DaftDrop Ireland
http://www.daftdrop.co.uk -- DaftDrop UK (England, Wales, Scotland)
http://www.daftdropau.com -- DaftDrop Australia

Hope yee still find it useful.



Cheers,
credmond


amazingly useful, especially here in Australia where drops are relatively new. Is it possible to select all in the region drop down? What are the sources? realestate.com.au or domain ?


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 Post subject: Re: Introducing DaftDrop.com
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:54 pm 
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Blindjustice BATONEFFECT wrote:
amazingly useful, especially here in Australia where drops are relatively new. Is it possible to select all in the region drop down? What are the sources? realestate.com.au or domain ?



Thank you. RealEstate.com.au is the source of the data. Not currently able to specify multiple regions, I'm afraid. Maybe something I will add next...

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