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Yahoo Local Search API

The Yahoo! Local Search APIs give users access to a comprehensive database of information and content in Yahoo! Local ranging from business information to user comments to ratings. Data includes business address and phone, category, rating, distance, URL and traffic alerts. Yahoo! Local makes a great addition to any mashup, bringing in location-based relevancy and the additional context of what real people have experienced in these places.

Version 3 of Yahoo! Local Search adds even more features! Users can now request individual business records by using the Yahoo! Local listing id. Yahoo! supports search categories to help users narrow their queries. Finally, results now return the first few lines of the last user review for each listing. The API uses a RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in either XML, JSON and PHP.

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Yahoo Local Search: Highlights

Summary
Local search service
Category
Search
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML, JSON, PHP
API home
http://developer.yahoo.com/search/local/local ... 
This is 1 of
58 APIs by Yahoo

Yahoo Local Search: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://local.yahooapis.com/LocalSearchService ...

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
 
Developer Key Required
Yes  
Account Required
Yes  
Commercial Licensing
No  
Provider
yahoo.com  
Company
Yahoo  
Non-Commercial Lic.
OK within Rate Limits  
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
None  
Certification Program
None 
Usage Limits
5,000 queries per IP address per day. See Rate Limits 
Terms of Service
API Terms of Service 

Security

Authentication Model
API Key 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
Search SDK 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/ 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
Yahoo Groups yws-search-general Mailing List 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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Mashups, Developers & Source Code

Developers using Yahoo Local Search[ Add me ]

  • benbahrenburg
  • eizdepski
  • ethan
  • gauravtechie
  • kentbrew
  • mibazaar
  • PuReWebDev
  • transpoman
  • tropo
  • bubbasmith
  • dankinit
  • dayaparan
  • dtompkins

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Source Code for Yahoo Local Search[ Add a source code link ]

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