Apify vs. Visual FoxPro (Discontinued)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apify
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Apify is presented as a one-stop shop for web scraping, data extraction, and robotic process automation (RPA) needs. The web is the largest source of information ever created by humankind, and Apify is presented as a software platform that aims to enable forward-thinking companies to leverage its full potential and rich data that it has to offer.…
$0
per month
Visual FoxPro (Discontinued)
Score 5.5 out of 10
N/A
FoxPro is a programming language and DBMS formerly supported by Microsoft, now at its End of Life.N/A
Pricing
ApifyVisual FoxPro (Discontinued)
Editions & Modules
Starter Plan
49 USD
per month
Scale Plan
499 USD
per month
Business Plan
999 USD
per month
Apify for Enterprise
Custom
Fully-customized web scraping and automation solution for any scale.
Apify for Individuals
Freemium
The easiest way to get started with Apify. Forever free, but with limits.
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ApifyVisual FoxPro (Discontinued)
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe lowest-priced plan that has all the features needed is recommended. If users exceed the platform usage credits for a plan, a notification is sent, and the excess usage will be added to the next invoice or the user can upgrade to a higher plan.
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User Ratings
ApifyVisual FoxPro (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(9 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(2 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
ApifyVisual FoxPro (Discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
Apify
It is common practice for developers to search for REST endpoints on other websites in order to retrieve data from other websites in a structured format such as JSON. However, not all websites have built distinct REST APIs; in this situation, Apify is quite beneficial. The majority of the time, the data that an organization collects is what is considered to be of the utmost importance. In comparison to the other systems that are currently accessible, Apify makes it simple to supply clean data.
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Microsoft
Legacy applications already on VFP are a good candidate. If you plan to move to iOS and Android apps, VFP is not for you. Also, in future access to VFP programmers may be limited. You could use VFP as a powerful database tool. I know of many programmers who love to exploit the features of VFP to create easy to use applications.
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Pros
Apify
  • Fast response time, easy to talk to on human and technical level.
  • Scalable solution capable of adding additional feature requirements.
  • Well documented API, we are able to do some changes by ourselves.
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Microsoft
  • Treat data from files
  • Reporting
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Cons
Apify
  • Managing a big number of people and tasks.
  • Larger scale monitoring system.
  • Allow users to search and replace datasets by enhancing APIs.
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Microsoft
  • Microsoft stopped selling this and stopped supporting it in 2014. It still works on Windows 10, but if you have a problem, you are on your own.
  • The look and feel of screens and displayed text is getting a little dated.
  • It's really designed for desktop/server environments rather than the cloud.
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Usability
Apify
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Microsoft
There are several easy to use and powerful features of VFP that programmers like.
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Support Rating
Apify
I was very happy with the support I received from Apify. They are always ready to answer all your questions and help solve problems you have.
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Microsoft
Although MS has discontinued support of VFP there is a good community of programmers that are available for help. In fact we have several programmers at Apptread that are skilled not only in VFP but also .NET so that if there is a need to migrate some parts of applications to .NET , it is easy for us to do that.
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Alternatives Considered
Apify
Although the purposes and aims of all three products vary widely, I have found Apify to be the most effective option for web scraping for academic purposes. As someone with only a few months' worths of experience with web scraping, I have found Apify's detailed blog posts and very friendly customer support invaluable in my research.
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Microsoft
We are only using FoxPro because it is the only way to add custom plugins into the software we use to manage our stock. FoxPro is a semi-oriented object language and should clearly not be compared with recent technologies.
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Return on Investment
Apify
  • Data gathering process is fully automized with high relevance output.
  • Data are up-to-date with minimum delay.
  • We use extra time for better decision making process instead of report preparation.
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Microsoft
  • Positive impact is that the value of FoxPro applications has continued to increase over the years, so we are in high demand for our services.
  • Negative impact is that sometimes you have difficult to support scenarios where you might have to spend many hours to just keep something functional.
  • A negative impact is that this language is taught in very few places, either in schools, or private learning centers.
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ScreenShots

Apify Screenshots

Screenshot of the Apify dashboard where web scraping projects and extracted data are accessed.Screenshot of a list of some of the use cases for Apify.Screenshot of ready-made actors (tools) for web scraping or automation projects such as Instagram Scraper, YouTube Scraper or the Web Scraper.