This SDK is a client library to integrate the ContextualWeb Image Search API into your C#/.Net applications. The ContextualWeb Image Search API allows you to integrate image search capabilities into your application or website. It crawls billions of images to get search results with high quality thumbnails, URLs and relevant metadata. The API is a RESTful service that provides results to search queries for images with results in JSON. ContextualWeb is a global search engine that crawls web pages from a variety of sources that over the world wide web.
Social networking news site Mashable and Yahoo! Search have extended the deadline for the BOSS Mashable Challenge. This contest, now running through October 5th, will award prizes to developers who create the best mashups with the Yahoo BOSS API. As many readers will recall from our earlier coverage on BOSS, the BOSS (Build Your Own Search Service) platform lets developers build their own full-blown custom search applications on Yahoo’s index of the Internet, the same infrastructure that underlies Yahoo Search.
Seven APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including Images, Scheduling and Games. Included is an API for simplifying the creation of applications with linked data, and an API that removes the background of images. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.