Introduction to import.io

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A quick presentation that explains Import.io. The presentation outlines the problem that Import.io solves using screenshots of the product and three real life use cases from different industries: health, retail and recruitment.

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Introduction to import.io

  1. 1. there is a lot of data on the web
  2. 2. but it is trapped inside web pages
  3. 3. and getting it is difficult
  4. 4. you can use an API
  5. 5. if there is one available
  6. 6. you can write custom computer code :-(
  7. 7. but that is painful :-(
  8. 8. both require a friendly developer
  9. 9. and a lot of time
  10. 10. for every single website 4 hours 4 days
  11. 11. imagine if...
  12. 12. you could turn any website
  13. 13. into a spreadsheet
  14. 14. or an API
  15. 15. in less than 4 minutes
  16. 16. without writing any code
  17. 17. without writing any code
  18. 18. so how does it work?
  19. 19. this is our web browser, for data
  20. 20. extract data by point-and-click
  21. 21. extract data by point-and-click
  22. 22. extract data by point-and-click
  23. 23. extract data by point-and-click
  24. 24. extract data by point-and-click
  25. 25. extract data by point-and-click
  26. 26. extract data by point-and-click
  27. 27. record actions on a website
  28. 28. record actions on a website
  29. 29. record actions on a website
  30. 30. there is a crawler to get all data
  31. 31. search multiple sources in real time
  32. 32. create a dashboard for data display
  33. 33. and everything is available over API
  34. 34. powerful stuff
  35. 35. let’s talk about use cases
  36. 36. wanted an iPhone app
  37. 37. with hospital data from the NHS
  38. 38. there is a website but no API
  39. 39. so they built an API
  40. 40. and now in their iPhone app...
  41. 41. ...they have hospital data
  42. 42. ...they have hospital data
  43. 43. sell laptops
  44. 44. via channel partners
  45. 45. the channel partners are meant to observe MRP = Minimum Retail Price
  46. 46. which means no further discounting allowed
  47. 47. but sometimes channel partners are a bit naughty
  48. 48. this is a problem
  49. 49. so HP built APIs to partner websites
  50. 50. and can now monitor live price data
  51. 51. Global Recruitment Corporation
  52. 52. when job appears on a careers page
  53. 53. they want it in Salesforce
  54. 54. so this guy can do his job
  55. 55. they tried writing custom code
  56. 56. for 4,000 web sites
  57. 57. every website is different
  58. 58. how long would that take?
  59. 59. 4 hours 4 days remember?
  60. 60. 8 years 61 years for 4,000 websites let’s call it 30 man years
  61. 61. with import•io...
  62. 62. 0 7.5 15 22.5 30 web scrapers import•io it took 5 people 2 weeks = 0.2 man years
  63. 63. remember no developers required
  64. 64. visit us http://import.io

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