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Brownbook OpenSearch API

The service provides listings from a directory of business organizations categorized by product offerings, including both goods vendors and service providers. Search access is provided in compliance with OpenSearch standards. Keyword look-up or programmatic integration provides listings for individual businesses providing a desired product.

API methods support access to the listings compliant with the OpenSearch format. Methods allow submission of a query term and and geographic location. The API returns a results list from the business directory local to the specified place and matching that term, with a link to view details for each business on the provider's platform.

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Brownbook OpenSearch: Highlights

Summary
Business directory service
Category
Search
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML
API home
http://help.brownbook.net/opensearch/ 

Brownbook OpenSearch: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://www.brownbook.net/business/search/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
None  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
www.brownbook.net/  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
 
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
Public 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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