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What is Apifier?

Apifier is a hosted web crawler for developers that enables them to extract data from any website using a few simple lines of JavaScript and rapidly build new apps on top of existing third-party web apps and data sources.
Apifier is a tool in the Web Scraping API category of a tech stack.

Who uses Apifier?

Companies

Developers
8 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Apifier.

Why developers like Apifier?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Apifier
Top Reasons

Apifier's Features

  • Tell the crawler what to do using a few simple lines of Javascript with jQuery, Underscore.js or any other client-side library
  • Crawl and extract data from websites that employ AJAX, complex pagination or infinite scroll using the same tools you already use for your front-end development
  • No need to install browser plugins, download any tools, setup cron jobs, databases or proxy servers

Apifier Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Apifier?
Puppeteer
Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.
Scrapy
It is the most popular web scraping framework in Python. An open source and collaborative framework for extracting the data you need from websites. In a fast, simple, yet extensible way.
import.io
import.io is a free web-based platform that puts the power of the machine readable web in your hands. Using our tools you can create an API or crawl an entire website in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, no coding required.
BeautifulSoup
It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work.
Kimono
You don't need to write any code or install any software to extract data with Kimono. The easiest way to use Kimono is to add our bookmarklet to your browser's bookmark bar. Then go to the website you want to get data from and click the bookmarklet. Select the data you want and Kimono does the rest. We take care of hosting the APIs that you build with Kimono and running them on the schedule you specify. Use the API output in JSON or as CSV files that you can easily paste into a spreadsheet.
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Apifier's Followers
46 developers follow Apifier to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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