APIfying the Web with import.io (at APIdays mediterranea)

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Use the Web as a gigantic database: any website can be turned into an API using import.io, any website can be your data source.

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APIfying the Web with import.io (at APIdays mediterranea)

  1. 1. APIfying the Web With import.io {“Ignacio”: “Elola”}
  2. 2. there is a lot of data on the web
  3. 3. You can use APIs
  4. 4. You can use APIs - Need a developer - Limited number of APIs :-(
  5. 5. You can write a scraper
  6. 6. You can write a scraper - Need a developer - Require a lot of time :-(
  7. 7. Imagine if...
  8. 8. You could turn any website
  9. 9. into an API
  10. 10. Turn any website into an API Without writing any code In less than 4 min
  11. 11. Imagine if...
  12. 12. Imagine if... the web had structure
  13. 13. this is our web browser for data
  14. 14. extract data by point-and-click
  15. 15. extract data by point-and-click
  16. 16. extract data by point-and-click
  17. 17. extract data by point-and-click
  18. 18. extract data by point-and-click
  19. 19. record actions on a website
  20. 20. record actions on a website
  21. 21. record actions on a website
  22. 22. there is a crawler to get all data
  23. 23. search multiple sources in real time
  24. 24. and everything is available over API
  25. 25. The possibilities are endless
  26. 26. Data Viz Jewel Loree (http://www.jewelloree. com/) from Tableau, create an API to extract data from a radio (KEXP) playlist
  27. 27. Data Viz
  28. 28. Machine Learning We help our friends at BigMl to crawl etsy.com, so they could predict shop success
  29. 29. Machine Learning
  30. 30. Make an App Graham Paterson (http://that-gift.co. uk/) create a mix of APIs to search for the perfect christmas gift
  31. 31. Make an App
  32. 32. APIs and data for everyone http://import.io

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