The publicly accessible cloud hosted service at kimonolabs.com will shut down on February 29th, 2016. From this point forward, you will no longer be able to log into the kimono website. All crawl jobs will be stopped and all APIs and their data will be inaccessible.
All APIs and their data will no longer be accessible after the shutdown date. There will be a 30 day window (until March 31th, 2016) for you to import your APIs into the desktop application to continue extracting data using your Desktop PC.
No. Kimono Apps will no longer function after the shut down date.
No. Kimono Blocks will no longer function after the shut down date. To avoid errors we recommend you remove Kimono Block embed code from your website as soon as possible.
Because API endpoints will not be accessible after the shut down date, the Google Sheets integration will no longer be supported. You can use the desktop application to save an API's data to file in a CSV format which can be opened by Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet software.
Kimono for Desktop requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later or Windows 7 or later (coming soon). There is no Linux version nor are there plans to develop one.
The Kimono Desktop App supports API creation, editing and crawling all from your Desktop PC. You can see the supported feature table at the bottom of the the desktop download page.
The Desktop App was developed specifically for Desktop PC use and must be controlled by the Kimono Desktop UI. Also, the Kimono Desktop chrome extension must be installed on and run from the machine that is running the desktop application. Because of this, the application cannot be run from a server.
No. The Kimono Desktop Chrome extension is distributed separately as it's own chrome extension with the name Kimono Desktop – download here. The two extensions have different icons to help tell them apart in the event that you have both of them installed. The regular kimono chrome extension will no longer function after the shut down date and will be removed from the chrome store.
The Kimono Desktop chrome extension is downloadable from the Chrome store here: Kimono Desktop.
No. The API used for programatically managing your APIs and interacting with the kimono service will not be supported by the Desktop App. The only way to manage your APIs and start crawls is through the Kimono Desktop user interface.
Kimono Desktop is provided free of charge.
Although we do not plan on continuing active development of Kimono, we do have a mechanism for deploying critical patches. The Mac OS X version supports automatic updates: when new versions are available, they will be downloaded automatically and you will be prompted to quit and install. The windows version will notify you when an update is available after which you can visit the site and download and install the new version.
Until March 31th, 2016, you can import your kimonolabs.com APIs into your locally installed Kimono Desktop App. Simply open Kimono Destop and navigate to the Settings view to access the API import feature. Enter your kimonolabs.com credentials and click Import. The process could take some time if you have a large number of APIs or large URL lists. This function will transfer the APIs themselves including scraping rules, configuration details like modify results functions and crawling rules/url lists but will not transfer any scraped data.
Vist the Reset Password page to reset your kimono password.
Open Kimono Destop and navigate to the Settings view to access the Firebase integration setup. You must first create a Firebase account at firebase.com and setup at least one Firebase App.
It will not be possible for us to dedicate resources to supporting or actively developing any of the public facing kimono services moving forward. For common help issues there is an active community on Stack Overflow and other forums. The Kimono Help Center will be also accessible for the forseeable future.
Before the shut down date, you will still have access to your kimonolabs.com account and all your APIs including the API endpoints. You are free to use the Download button on API detail pages or programatically access and save all your data using the API endpoints.
API endpoints will be accessible and functioning normally until February 29th, 2016.
No. All of your user data including names, email addresses, passwords and APIs will not be shared with anyone and will be securely purged from our servers on March 31, 2016.