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The number of available web search APIs has been reduced in recent months; Google and Yahoo have shut down a number of their web search APIs. This is the first part of a two-part article covering the state of web search APIs. The second part highlights search APIs provided by Google and Microsoft.
This is part two of a two-part article covering the current state of Web search APIs. This article takes a look at the Web search tools/APIs provided by Google and Microsoft. Article includes comparison charts highlighting some of the key differences between Google and Microsoft search tools/APIs.
In response to much feedback from the developer community, Microsoft has revamped the Bing Search APIs with a long list of new features. Not only do the new features expand the possibilities for using Bing within an app, a modern architecture should streamline integration and ease maintenance.
Recent updates to Google’s Search Console API provide the opportunity to leverage fine-grained detail about your search query data using the power of Excel and Pivot Tables. This tutorial by Chris Liversidge guides followers through extracting and analysing data to drive marketing decisions.
The recent experience of mapmaker RouteBuilder highlights one of the key issues that needs to be addressed when consuming APIs: how to manage the risk associated with an API becoming unavailable? Businesses consuming open APIs in their products need to take these risk management actions.
Google said it will follow through on plans announced in 2011 to deprecate several search-related APIs. The company already has a replacement in place for the soon-to-be-defunct APIs. The replacement will help developers add select search functions to their Android mobile apps.
Six APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Natural Language Processing, Search, and Payments. Featured today is the Google Knowledge Graph API, which replaces the Freebase API. Here, we summarize the new additions and how they can assist developers.
Google's App Indexing API sits at the core of Google's ability to retrieve data from web apps. With more information available, Google provides a rankings boost for use of the API.
Twitter has announced stylistic changes to its Tweet and Follow buttons. The API changes associated could affect developers tracking shared Tweets.
Google has announced the pending termination of CSV download scripts. Last month, Google announced the Search Analytics API, which will take the downloads scripts place.
We've added 2 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory today. Here's a summary of the new APIs as well as a recap of several recently added client libraries.
The new Bing-related API from Microsoft will let developers integrate Bing search directly into their own apps, which touts the benefit of keeping users engaged.
Access to Google's unpublished Autocomplete API ends today. Google announced the end of such API access in July. Google CSE serves as the alternative moving forward.
Google will restrict access to an unofficial, unpublished Autocomplete API that developers have used to integrate autocomplete search functionality within their own applications.
We've added 3 APIs to the directory today in the Contacts, Payments, and Search categories as well as client libraries for RingCaptcha authentication services and eBay.
We've added 10 APIs to the directory today in Travel, Government, and Real Estate categories, among others. Also new are Ruby and Python libraries for ActiveCampaign email API.