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Pulling directory from another site.

  • # March 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I am part of an online community. We have a directory of contact information that I would like to pull into a mobile app but you have to sign in to get to the directory. The directory is constantly changing so I want it to auto-update as the site does it’s updates. Does anyone know how I can do this or if it’s possible?

    # March 5, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Just saw something about Screen scraping. Would this work? Anyone know of any tutorials?

    # March 5, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I’m no expert on this (not even close), but I guess you could have some URL that returns the data as JSON or XML or something that’s processable instead of screen scraping. You can probably make that URL require a key or something so it’s only accessible by the app (again, no expert on this).

    # March 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    > but you have to sign in to get to the directory

    Does this website offer APIs you can tie into? If not, I doubt you’ll be able to pull any information.

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