I’ve been working on an app for quite some time now that displays what is served for lunch on some restaurants in the nearby town and I’ve been thinking on taking it to the next step and finally release it on the App Store.
But as it is right know the app fetches the html from the corresponding websites parses it and picks out the text, ofcourse it works like a charm right now, but it doesn’t feel very maintainableLet’s say just one of the websites changekitcould break the whole app.
So I’ve been thinking about a more longterm solution
One option would be to move the parsing to a web service and maybe return JSON data that could easily be fetched inside the app, but then I would probably have to pay for the expenses of a web hosting
So all this boils down to my question; what do you think I shoul do?