Cheapo is an Adobe AIR deal-site monitoring application. It runs in your system tray (yeah… windows systems are currently the only supported. It does run on a mac, but there are some glitches with menus — I’m fixing these shortly) and alerts you once an update has been posted to one of several deal sites. In reality, it’s nothing more than a glorified RSS reader with some customized styling.
In it’s current release, it’s a closed source application because it’s a customized list of deal sites and I’m offering it as a companion application on a few other sites. However, I will be releasing the RSS reader/alerter part of it as open source shortly which will allow you to build your own RSS feed alerting application.
Currently, the featured deal-sites are Woot (with support for Woot-offs), Gottadeal, Passwird, Slick Deals, Buy.com and Amazon’s Gold Box. If you have any other deal-site suggestions, please let me know.
About Adobe AIR
Adobe AIR runtime allows Adobe AIR applications to be deployed on computers and devices running the Linux operating system. In addition, Adobe Flex Builder for Linux can be used to build rich internet applications that deploy to the desktop and run across operating systems using proven web technologies.
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