August 6, 2019
With 40 million users as of mid-2019, Venmo (a platform owned by PayPal) is proof of the popularity of mobile payments. Venmo is just one of many third-party payment platforms that uses screen scraping to provide its users with a convenient, streamlined experience. But what is screen scraping, and how is it transforming mobile payments? Here's what you need to know:
Web scraping involves the extraction of a high volume of data from a website, usually through an automated process. Screen scraping, on the other hand, involves collecting screen display data and translating into another application.