import.io doubles Web APIs for web data mining
Data Factory is a Chrome extension for quick access to import.io library of web APIs, for converting a web page into a table of data. import.io launched Data Factory with 1,000 public APIs and plans to release 10,000 by end of 2013.
BERLIN, October 28 2013. Import.io today announced that they will double the number of publicly available web APIs before the end of the year.
The announcement was made today at TechCrunch Disrupt Europe as part of import.io launch of the Data Factory. The Data Factory is a Chrome extension that gives users quick access to import-io's public library of web APIs. Users simply navigate to a web page and if there is a public API available for that site, the user can immediately convert the page into a table of data. If a public API is not available, users can request that a private API be created just for them.
Import.io is launching the Data Factory with 1,000 public APIs already created and will be releasing a further 10,000 public APIs by the end of the year.
Co-founder and Chief Data Officer Andrew Fogg said,
"The data on the web is incredibly valuable. If we could release it, the impact on society would be huge.
We need APIs in order to access web data but in the past 13 years only 10,000 publicly-available web APIs have been created. Before the end of the year, we will double that number.
We believe in a future where every website has an API. The Data Factory represents a big step forward towards that goal."