Yahoo Local Search API

Yahoo Local Search
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.
Mapping, Localization
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  • Displaying open data from major Canadian cities (ottawa/vancouver/toronto etc.) on a map.
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Groovy Traffic
Simple Tropo mashup which allows the caller to enter a zipcode and hear a list of traffic incidents provided by Yahoo! Local.

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Cab Dialer

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Local Search by Phone

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Gaurav Mishra Best Dining

LBS Search Tool


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Food Geek

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Virender Ajmani Best Hospitals for Cancer Treatment



Meyshan Ultimate Search

Yellow Pages plus Denver Health Inspections

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Virender Ajmani Paczki Day Map

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Virender Ajmani Valentines Day Map

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Veerendra Shivhare Tagbulb

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Halloween Mashup

Bester News

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Virender Ajmani US Top Business Schools Map

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ActionZap ActionZap
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