Apple iTunes App Store web scraper
This is the script I used to pull icons from Apple's iTunes app store. It runs on node.js 0.26 with a few npm libraries such as step, sqlite and jquery.
The code is pretty messy but it works. There's some soft of basic redundancy support so if the code crashes for some reason, it can restart and continue off the same spot. This script uses a modified version of http-agent (adds a addUrlInFront method) so the dependencies are required via npm.
Therefore, this script is highly dependent on the availability of npm. To run, simply type
This scripts takes in a file, allGenres.txt that includes a 20 category file manually parsed by hand. Technically speaking it can be crawled but it just happened to be convenient to manually parse it.
If you happen to chance upon it, have fun.
email me at johncch @ gmail.com
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Copyright (c) 2010 Chong Han Chua
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