Hmmm. I've just had a quick look at scraping the text of the posts as well. It'll be bandwidth intensive, since I can't pluck out just the most recent post, I've got to scrape each thread and pull out relevant data. If anyone's got access to the mysql/sql, let me know.
But I should be able to get topic title and text, and maybe some other stuff
However, I'm in the office and really busy - typical V, I can't resist trying to knock together the php, but I've got no time! Ok, have to stop for 30 mins while I do some work that I actually get paid for :wink:
PS - you should see my rss reader for the new website. It's scraping no end of juicy good stuff, and spits it out in a 100 page summary of all the news I can eat. Adding XDA forums rss feeds will mean I can finally turn off my vestigial worm like body and turn into a true all knowing God Emperor.