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| November 6, 2013
Apple Orders Termination Of Popular iPhone 5s And iPad Air Store Availability Tracker
Your Use of the Site. You may not use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider” or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any similar or equivalent manual process, to access, acquire, copy or monitor any portion of the Site or any Content, or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or any Content, to obtain or attempt to obtain any materials, documents or information through any means not purposely made available through the Site. Apple reserves the right to bar any such activity.And here's the pertinent proviso concerning the acceptable use of Heroku, the platform on which Apple Tracker ran:
Your use of the Heroku Services must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances, including any laws regarding the export of data or software.So, the bottom line is, Apple Tracker has been terminated on account of its being a Web app that functions through automated scraping and copying of data from Apple.com — something that, according to Apple, is a big no-no. Well, it was indeed fun while it lasted. I guess we'll just have to go back to doing the dirty work ourselves when trying to find out where our coveted iPhone 5s and iPad Air models are available.