The webpage for (basically) the only movie theater chain is slow. The app, goddamn, is worse.

So I made an app to scrape the data and save it in a SQLite db for my use. However, there is one theater which doesn't belong to the same company. So I decided to also include it in the app.

But it sucks! I still have to find a way to automatically get the data from their shitty site.

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    What do you mean with "automatically"?

    I mean, aren't you scrapping the data already?
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    Yes, let me explain. The data is in my phone, in an embedded database. However, that information changes every week or so. Therefore, I included a way for the app itself to get the data.

    The loading is technically slower than a single page. But since I don't have to click through the site to see the info, it becomes technically faster. Then the info is in my phone and quickly available afterwards.
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    @ODXT Well maybe you can make the update process to be executed once a week or so, in the background
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    That sounds like a good idea. I'll probably add it in the future. But for now I just want to be able to generically scrape the data from the other site.

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    I know right.
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