January 18th, 2010, 07:31 AM
Screen Scraping on the iPhone
I'm very much new to screen scraping andn the iPhone area of development however I do have around 4 years or Windows development experience. I am trying to develop an app for a project I am doing and I need to screen scrape because the servers I am accessing are closed doing to third party requests and responses.
Can anyone provide me with information on how I can get started??
February 3rd, 2010, 08:55 AM
Web page scraping
You did not mention your exact development environment, IDE, etc.
You can start with biterscripting and some of their sample scripts. Use this command.
script "SS_WebPageToText.txt" page("<Page URL starting with http>")
That command will extract plain text from the web page.
You can also scrape dynamic data such as stock prices, etc. I have posted one such script ( I can't mention the link to it ). There are also tons of other scripts posted all over the net for scraping web sites using biterscripting.
You should always check with a site owner if it is ok to scrape their site.