Yahoo Opens Up Web Services
Well it looks like Yahoo finally has one-upped Google with the announcement of their API. Now you can access the tons of data in the Yahoo database for use in your own non-commercial applications. Google did this three years ago, but you never hear any developments about it that much unlike you do with Amazon’s API where a new application seems to appear on a daily basis.
Yahoo’s stuff includes:
- The ability to do 5,000 queries a day (Google’s limit is 1,000)
- Use of REST instead of SOAP. In my experience REST is much easier to work with
- Developer Weblog
- Developer Wiki
- Developer Mailing Lists
Very nice stuff. Should be fun playing around with this once I get the time.