Fetching Website Data

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Blakeasd, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Blakeasd macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2009
    How do I fetch data from a website sort of like these apps:
    How do these apps access and search website and display them the way they do. What is this called so I can find some resources on doing it?
  2. chown33, Jul 14, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011

    chown33 macrumors 604

    Aug 9, 2009
    Sailing beyond the sunset
    It might be called something like "page scraping" or "webpage scraping".

    Some of what WikiBot does is just caching and storing for later. You can do that using the DOM of a web page, getting all the anchors and links, downloading, then storing for later.

    YouTube has an API, and that would be my first guess of what minitube is using.

Share This Page