Import.io helps its users find the internet data they need, organize and store it, and transform it into a format that provides them with the context they need.
- Extract IP addresses, emails, raw data, images, and files from sites
- Convert the data into a consistent format and integrate it with existing files
- Derive sensible business-driven conclusions through the visualization of your data
- Requires no coding experience whatsoever
- Powerful APIs provide easy integration with a wide range of third party services
- Machine learning algorithms predict what you need and deliver quality results
- Getting accurate results from web crawlers sometimes require very detailed specificatons
- Still isn't as effective as traditional web crawler coding
Sometimes it feels like data is a limitless natural resource just ready to be tapped. But getting the information you need isn't as simple as just metaphorically drilling downward, and converting that raw data into a meaningful resource can be a challenge in and of itself. Import.io can provide you with all the tools you need to stay informed and knowledgeable about the information that can help your business prosper. Three main components make up the import.io suite. Extract lets even pure novices set up a sophisticated data extraction service. Extract is designed for eminent ease of use and it will never require you to enter even a single line of code. Instead, import.io relies on machine learning algorithms to provide immediate responses to your queries. In instances where this doesn't work, there's a simple point and click interface you can use to dig deeper. If you want to scrape an entire page, all you have to do is enter the URL, and import.io will automatically log the information for you. They can even scrape images and files, and scheduling options and screenshot capture allow you a more detailed look into the materials you're looking to study. Scale up even bigger. Their URL generator will automatically generate thousands of related sites to scrape using its advanced algorithm. Extracting data is one thing, but what do you do with it? Raw information doesn't mean much in a vacuum, and properly finding context can be next to impossible when you're looking at millions of points of data. That's where Transform comes in. Transform doesn't provide you context for the data, but it does provide a sense of order. You can transform reams of disparate data into a singular format and then take advantage of Excel style formulas to further organize and manipulate the information. Meanwhile, a single toggle allows you to turn on the historical data for any given website, allowing you to track the trends of the site rather than being stuck looking at single snapshots. Users can integrate their gathered data into existing spreadsheets or databases and combine them together in a neat and sensible manner. The final piece of the import.io puzzle is Insights. This takes all the information that you've meticulously compiled and stored away and helps you understand the impact it has on you and your company. If this means comparing your pricing over time with those of a competitor? Import.io can handle that, and they can even scale it to match a dozen of your top competitors. You have a broad range of options when it comes to choosing the metrics you want to follow, and import.io provides a distinct variety of visualization types that can help you make sense of the information presented to you.