APIs are now an integral part of any product offering. Developers have continuously pushed the envelope in terms of the features that they want from APIs and API companies have responded from time to time, paying attention to design, reducing the amount of response data and also using performance tuning tools for APIs. In the light of that, Google expanded a feature that it introduced a year back: partial responses and updates.
Yahoo recently announced a new move that is sure to make developers working with its Yahoo Application Platform (YAP) quite happy: along a new home page redesign, the company has now opened up their home page to third-party applications built with YAP. This means that outside developers could get exposure on the Yahoo! home page which averages 330 million unique visitors per month.