Last month Yahoo! announced BOSS, its Build Your Own Search Service, which "allows developers and companies to create and launch web-scale search products by utilizing the same infrastructure and technology that powers Yahoo! Search." The REST API allows developers to get results in XML or JSON format for web, news, and image search queries. Recently the official Yahoo! Search Blog showcased a handful of the best mashups that third-party developers created in BOSS's first month of operation.
A gazzilllion students with their own schedules, grades, and attendance records, is the administrative hairball that every parent sees, but that's only the tip of any school's organizational iceberg. Whipplehill helps over 300 k-12 independent schools around the world manage everything from calendars to accessing instructional resources. The SOAP- and REST-based interfaces of the Whipplehill API allow partners to communicate with Whipple's platform, Podium.