06-08-2012 09:36 PM
No there is not. To the best of my knowledge , the closest thing is http://appworldstats.com
Is there an API to search and track applications in the App World?
06-11-2012 12:50 PM - edited 06-11-2012 12:51 PM
No, the apps don't have much in the way of RSS entries of their own AFAIK. You'd have to scrape the HTML. RSS can mainly be used for enumeration.
06-18-2012 12:23 PM
There IS a way to do it. I know this because when I google my apps, it shows up on some webpages which are obviously bots that copy and paste appworld into their webpages... not sure how they do it but its do-able.
06-18-2012 03:07 PM
I am not talking abotu Google, I meant websites that show up on Google. And yes it could be from a bot-scan. But if this is possible then it is also possible for a third-party app to 'scan' and show new arrivals etc... whcih might be what OP is looking for
06-18-2012 08:09 PM
It's called "scraping", and entails analyzing the HTML of the web pages and extracting data from that. It works fine as long as the structure of the web pages doesn't change. Unfortunately it often does change, and that breaks scrapers.