CronBatch serves well the purpose of online sampling, web page identification, input for statistics, to assist researchers in carrying out netnographic studies and online surveys.
CronBatch can be programmed to harvest the world wide web for information (seeds) over a specific timeframe, specific area of interest. Surface areas are explored with immediacy and results can be obtained istantaneously whilst the deep areas, being interconnected with many resources are explored offline by cron applications.
CronBatch can harvest seeds when programmed to gather documents all over the internet via search engines, private forums remote and local files, databases or simply by input of the web addresses to target as potential storage of info. CronBatch carries out internet scraping through querying search engines at surface and deep level.
Cron jobs are scheduled for crawling the web once CronBatch has been programmed and seeds have been filtered at the frontier.
The exchange of data between CronBatch and other applications can be taylored to suit the most demanding work situations. File formats and type can be
exported in formats chosen by user with added customized routines programmed for further checks and data integration.
Work files, internet resources, search engines and publications lists containing seeds for deepening searches are filtered out and organized in a frontier style.2 Searches in batch
Crawling of the internet or other data sources are programmed to identify documents by keywords or structure.3 Results filtering
Results from crawling jobs are filtered out with custom code and data formatted for enterprise management.4 Data interfacing
Searches outputs are interfaced with other applications in various formats.
CronBatch does what it claims to do. It does it well, efficiently using user time at minimum, providing guides and logs. Output is targeted at minimizing user intervention optimizing routine timing thanks to the inputs highly target to obtain user desired results withing a short timespan.
The application runs a series of modules written in diverse languages. The modularity is the major application strenght, being possibe to be integrated with other applications. Depending on user needs, CronBatch modularity can be integrated with personalized modules thanks to the documented json interface.
Three available versions of the same App with different access to features and options, depending on users needs.
You can download the basic App version by clicking on "App download".