April 21, 2010
Single purpose API
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You probably have a ton of stuff on the Internet, all contained within your "digital life stream", spread across a seemingly unending list of web services and social networks. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a way to search through all of that, Google style? Enter Greplin, almost certainly named after the Unix grep command, taking the many service inputs and piping them to its search tool.
This is the third part of our series How to Add Postcode-Based Proximity Search With Open Data. To find a nearby business, you need to know: nearby what? In this article we show you how to implement the common application of nearest locations to a postcode provided by a user.
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.