Possible to scrape data from Android apps?


Aug 14, 2010
How could you scrape data from an Android app (one without an available API)?

There are some apps I've entered data into and I'd like to be able to hook into and extract the data rather than manually transcribing it all by hand.
That doesn't seem easily possible if possible at all
The only thing I could think of is if the data is store in a file on Android or SQL lite then you could try getting the data from there.
This is not likely to be easy, since this is not something the Android engineers would want you to be able to do. If there were an easy way to grab text from an app from outside that app, then there would be an easy way to read people's emails and banking information.
As far as I know it's not possible without root due to security that android's got built-in.

Even with root it's likely going to be a royal pain.