The Yamli API allows users to search Arabic content using Latin characters. With the Yamli API, users can type Arabic in all the HTML forms on a website, including email, forums, search boxes, and comment forms.
Technology blogger Mohamed Marwen Meddah wrote an interesting post recently on his StartUpArabia site: "The Importance of Having An API for Arab Startups". Mohamed notes that, thus far, relatively few Arab online startups have opened up their platforms through APIs. However, he believes that providing an API is crucial for Arab online services.