address lookup from postcode
Posted on 2013-11-06
I have been tasked with pulling address information into my till software from a postcode lookup.
I have been looking at the various types and offers out there and wanted to know which is best to interact from bespoke software.
I understand it will cost the company money and I want to get the best results for the least work but want to go down the more official route with house numbers and property names.
There are a few on the market but a lot seem to be either asp.net driven and price per lookup, or single computer license based in winforms, but I don't know how you then implement that into the software as it seems to be a program call rather than coding it into one of your forms.
Ideally I would like a solution that I could eventually roll out to the website when it is re-written (deadline march 2014), but right now I have a retail show I need to take my working till software in 2 weeks.... so the quicker the better, but ideally I would want to have it within my coding from form.
If I have to look at pricing per machine does anyone have an idea on pricing and what provider has the best interaction.
If we can go down a web service route calling from the application this would be probably the ideal solution if we could get this either on a per lookup or per month basis.
I have spent a few days looking into this and don't want to invest a lot of time on testing each possible solution as this will be a waste of development when I need to concentrate on passing the order data back to the office!!
Any input is appreciated, also any pointers to companies that you may have worked with personally would be good reflection for my next step.