With SciVerse APIs, developers can build applications that appear alongside full text articles, journal abstracts and search results within the SciVerse Product Suite: ScienceDirect, Scopus and SciVerse Hub.
The SciVerse Applications platform has two major components:
The SciVerse Application Framework utilizes Shindig, an implementation of Open Social, as its core. The Framework APIs render the application within the browser and provide contextual information to the application including the user's query, preferences and the page he is viewing.
SciVerse Content APIs for accessing the content currently available within the SciVerse Product Suite. The APIs use a RESTful protocol and responses are formatted in either XML, JSON or ATOM + XML.