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While looking at the tool I've realized that I've built something similar many years ago. I wonder if it's worth digging up the source code, polishing and publishing it. Does the market need more of these tools? Are there features in this type of tool on the market that seem to be completely missing or inadequately implemented?

And it's likely that running these as a server-side application is ultimately more appealing than this simpler (to implement) automation inside the user's browser, right? Seems that many companies providing similar (server-side) scraping tools have been successfully sold off... Is that an indication of (still existing) high demand for these?

EDIT to add: The tool and the accompanying website look fantastic, by the way. Congratulations on the 1.0 launch, Amie!




Does the market need yet another browser extension scraper like this? No, I don't think it does.

[1] https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/scraper?_category=...

[2] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?platform=wi...


25 is not very many on AMO, there are only a few that seem relevant and most are unmaintained. The only one that really seems usable is the webscraper.io one. Maybe ScrapeMate but the author has left and is working on the Python/cloud ScrapingHub. Similarly Chrome has Web Scraper Plus w/ poor maintenance and the rest are wrappers/helpers for various websites.

The extensions market isn't particularly lucrative, they're like mobile apps but with only 33% of users even knowing they exist. The SaaS companies don't have a growth limitation hence their success. But if you want an extension for a resume item or something getting a few thousand AMO users or Chrome reviews shouldn't be hard.




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