Point-and-click data collection for everybody
Getting public data from the Web shouldn't be hard -- it belongs to you, after all. With Haystax, an open-source bookmarklet initially developed at NewsHack Day in San Francisco, collecting information from online sources is as easy as tapping a few keys. No coding. No cost. No problem.
Needlebase, an effective Web scraper popular among data journalists, was officially retired June 1. With the need for a user-friendly way to mine online databases greater than ever, is there anything well suited to take its place?
With Haystax, it's easy to collect information from online databases and tables.
Haystax 0.5 can only handle some databases. But we hope developers will collaborate on the open source and expand its functionality. With time, everyone will be able to access, scrape and use public data freely and easily, no matter how complex the obstacle.