Web Crawler API


I got a couple of questions regarding the Web Crawlers API's (App Search's crawler & Elastic Web Crawler):

  1. Why does the more powerful web crawler (Elastic Web Crawler) not have an API while the App Search crawler does have an API?

  2. Is there any way to configure the crawler without using the GUI? (API calls)

  3. Will there come an API for the Web Crawler in the future?

We just find it strange that this does not have an API, is there any reason why it does not have one?

We were very confused to read this comparison.

Thanks in advance!
Kind regards, Chenko