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.
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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.
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||The foursquare APIs, currently in V2, grant access to the company's database of locations as well as information on venue check in's. The APIs are: The Core API, Real-time API, Merchant...||Social||09.10.2009|
Per provider, this API will be shutting down on March 31, 2016
BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) is Yahoo!'s open search web services platform. The goal of BOSS is...
Google Custom Search
||The Google Custom Search Engine API is a RESTful API that allows developer to get web or image search results data in JSON or Atom format. With the API, developers can add web search and/or site...||Search||07.08.2007|
Best Buy Products
||Best Buy's Products API provides full product information for over 1M current and historical products, including pricing, availability, specifications, descriptions, and images.||eCommerce||10.24.2008|
||eBay's Finding API provides programmatic access to search capabilities on the eBay platform. It lets users search and browse for items listed on eBay, and provides metadata to refine searches...||Search||04.07.2010|
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Microsoft Cognitive Services Knowledge Exploration Service
||The Microsoft Cognitive Services Knowledge Exploration Service (KES) API interprets natural language queries, and provides auto-completion suggestions. This API evaluates structured queries and...||Search||05.30.2016|
Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge
||The Microsoft Cognitive Services Academic Knowledge API returns information from the Microsoft Academic Graph (MAG) which is an entity graph that models academic publications. This API offers 3 main...||Search||05.30.2016|
Bing Spell Check
||The Bing Spell Check API offers suggestions for misspelled words, and contextual spell checking for text provided by a third party application. This is Microsoft's third generation spell-checker...||Spelling||05.26.2016|
||The Ticketmaster Discovery API allows developers to programmatically search, look up, and find specific events, attractions, venues, and classifications. By default, API users can make up to 5000...||Events||05.24.2016|
Ticketmaster International Discovery
||The Ticketmaster International Discovery API allows developers to integrate the ability to search for information on events, attractions, or venues (including ticket information) into their...||Events||05.24.2016|
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The Sanders Standard
||The Sanders Standard offers updated media news related to Bernie Sanders. This mashup uses the Webhose.io API to deliver a constant stream of coverage from several sources such as Bloomberg, Politico...||News Services||04.11.2016|
||Jobfinder is an application that lets users search for jobs from muitiple job boards and sites. Some of the APIs used are indeed, usajobs, headhunter, and more.||Jobs||11.11.2015|
||Yoke is a web application that brings information from all of user's cloud accounts to one instantly-searchable board. This application uses the Zapier API.||Mashups||10.15.2015|
Api Expert - World Weather Forecast
||World Weather Forecast is an application that allows users to search for weather information by providing their location. This application uses the World Weather Online API service.||Weather||08.04.2015|
Api Expert - Yelp Local Business Search
||Yelp Local Business Search is an application that allows users to search for local businesses by providing their location. This application uses the Yelp API service.||Search||08.04.2015|