After we published our open database for Coronavirus COVID-19, which is based on Wikipedia’s data, some people started asking how we collected data in an automated fashion. This article will teach you how to write a data scraper (or data collector, data miner, etc) in Back4app using Cloud Code Functions that will automatically collect content from a given URL, filter the important data and store it in Parse.Read More
The Database Hub Software project on Back4app was launched to help people to Publish any data they want on the web(Xls, CSV, complete databases) and also consume/use data from others. Also, we wanted to provide an option for people to benefit each other from working together to acquire more complete and accurate data by working together on a Data project using the Databse HUB.Read More
In this article, I’m going to detail how you can create, import data and publish a database on Database HUB.
There are no prerequisites required to Publish the Data you want. If you have scrapped or exported this data from another source the only recommendation is to convert those data into CSV format.Read More
When we started the Database HUB project on Back4App our vision was: What if people could build and sustain Databases together in the same way they do with code? What if they can benefit each other from work together to get more accurate and complete data to use on their App projects?
The journey hasn’t been easy. We’ve been working very hard based on user’s feedback to transform the HUB on a Social Platform to build and use Databases.
We’re happy to see how developers are Connecting to a ready Database in a few clicks and using it on their Apps.
Even happier to see the users publishing their own Databases, sharing their work and collaborating with each other to build Better Datasets useful to many other developers. You can see users opening issues here at the World Continents, Countries, and Cities, for example.