Mike from Simple Scraper here. Just stumbled across this discussion.
To clarify how Simple Scraper works: you can either scrape locally (no servers involved) or in the cloud (servers required), with cloud scraping having more powerful features like scheduling, as you’ve mentioned.
While not totally familiar with Airtable, I did have a quick read through the docs and it looks like a custom Simple Scraper ‘block’ may provide some of the functionality that you’re looking for, Chris.
Is it possible to build and publish custom blocks, and if not, is there any other way to pass data to Airtable?
We’ve just launched a Google Sheets integration today that instantly copies data that you’ve scraped to a Google Sheet (see ‘Saving data automatically to Google Sheets’ here: https :// simplescraper. io/guide). Airtable appears to lack an API that would support this but if there’s some equivalent method I’d gladly build an integration.
I think we’re all in agreement that moving data from A to B on the web should be as easy as possible so happy to invest time in anything that furthers that goal.