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Apifier vs Kimono: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apifier as "Hosted web crawler for developers". Apifier is a hosted web crawler for developers that enables them to extract data from any website using a few simple lines of JavaScript and rapidly build new apps on top of existing third-party web apps and data sources. On the other hand, Kimono is detailed as "Turn websites into structured APIs from your browser in seconds". You don't need to write any code or install any software to extract data with Kimono. The easiest way to use Kimono is to add our bookmarklet to your browser's bookmark bar. Then go to the website you want to get data from and click the bookmarklet. Select the data you want and Kimono does the rest We take care of hosting the APIs that you build with Kimono and running them on the schedule you specify. Use the API output in JSON or as CSV files that you can easily paste into a spreadsheet..

Apifier and Kimono belong to "Web Scraping API" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Apifier are:

  • Tell the crawler what to do using a few simple lines of Javascript with jQuery, Underscore.js or any other client-side library
  • Crawl and extract data from websites that employ AJAX, complex pagination or infinite scroll using the same tools you already use for your front-end development
  • No need to install browser plugins, download any tools, setup cron jobs, databases or proxy servers

On the other hand, Kimono provides the following key features:

  • Build an API in seconds with kimono to power your apps, models and visualizations with live data without writing any code
  • The kimono smart extractor recognizes patterns in web content allowing you get the data you want quickly and visually
  • We host your APIs and data in the cloud and run them on the schedule that's right for you
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    Perfect for Heavy Java Script Websites
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    Easy setup
  • 1
    Extracting data from ecommerce sites
  • 1
    Integrate API with web application
  • 1
    Data Scraping

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What is Apify?

Apify is a platform that enables developers to create, customize and run cloud-based programs called actors that can, among other things, be used to extract data from any website using a few lines of JavaScript.

What is Kimono?

You don't need to write any code or install any software to extract data with Kimono. The easiest way to use Kimono is to add our bookmarklet to your browser's bookmark bar. Then go to the website you want to get data from and click the bookmarklet. Select the data you want and Kimono does the rest. We take care of hosting the APIs that you build with Kimono and running them on the schedule you specify. Use the API output in JSON or as CSV files that you can easily paste into a spreadsheet.

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