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Learning Scrapy by Dimitrios Kouzis-Loukas

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Chapter 4. From Scrapy to a Mobile App

I can hear people screaming, "What does Appery.io, a proprietary platform for mobile applications, have to do with Scrapy?" Well, seeing is believing. Showing someone (a friend, manager, or customer) your data on an Excel spreadsheet may have impressed them a few years ago. Nowadays, unless your audience is quite sophisticated, their expectations will likely be quite different. In the next few pages, you will see a simple mobile app, a minimum viable product, being built with just a few clicks. Its aim is to communicate clearly to your stakeholders the power of the data that you are extracting, and to demonstrate bringing value back to the ecosystem in the form of web traffic for the source website.

I will ...

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