A lightweight Google Play Store scraper
Google Play Store Scraper
This defines a lightweight Python class that can be used to scrape app information from the Google Play Store. It defines a couple of methods that can be used to get relevant app IDs given a set of parameters, and a couple of methods to then scrape data about these app IDs.
Much of this has been adapted from google-play-scraper, a nodeJS-based scraper that does similar things. But this scraper uses Python.
The following scrapes app details about all apps similar to the first result for the 'fortnite' search query:
from google_play_scraper.scraper import PlayStoreScraper scraper = PlayStoreScraper() results = scraper.get_app_ids_for_query("fortnite") similar = scraper.get_similar_app_ids_for_app(results) app_details = scraper.get_multiple_app_details(similar) print(list(app_details))
Documentation is not available separately yet, but the code is relatively
simple and you can look in the
scraper.py file to see what methods are
available and what their parameters are.
This scraper was developed by the Digital Methods Initiative, and is distributed under the MIT license. See LICENSE for details.
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