We are an ambitious young group of entrepreneurs looking for a skilled developer or team of developers to produce an API that will seamlessly pull product data and search results from http://taobao.com/. The data will then be fully integrated into a Prestashop CMS.
Currently there are existing APIs (http://www.bhiner.com/ and http://demo.otcommerce.com/) that integrate Taobao with personal/commercial sites. However, the current APIs do not function as accurately as we want. In essence, the API we wish to create should allow us to bridge all of the key data and functions from Taobao. Most importantly, the search function on our site should have no discrepancies in the results between the original Taobao site and our own.
As this project involves Taobao's API, we would also like to know if your team is able to work with Mandarin; however it is not necessarily a requirement.