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Author: Alessandro Catorcini, Lead Program Manager, Bing API
If you've been wondering what was simmering in the Live Search API pot these past months, wonder no more! Today we officially launched our beta for the new generation of search engine API.
Live Search API version 2.0 beta, announced this morning at PubCon in Las Vegas, is now just a click away from being live in your development environment.
There's a lot that's new in this version:
We now offer access through new interfaces: JSON, and XML over HTTP. Of course, you can still use our SOAP interface. But now you have options.
Exciting? What if I told you that you can apply for a pilot program that will allow you to incorporate advertisements seamlessly into your results pages, retrieving them as one more SourceType in a request? Well, you can!
To top it off, we've restructured our RSS interface. Now we offer the ability to use a 100% OpenSearch compliant RSS format to send requests to our web, news, images and phonebook SourceTypes.
Live Search API, version 2.0 beta is what you need to develop search applications that transcend the old-school ten-blue-results-on-a-page.
To get started, go to the Live Search Developer Center and get your AppID today!
Can't wait to use it on my site.
Yes, this is a great news .. ^_^
I like what I see so far and I'm sure it's only going to get better with time.
does it support backlink checker?
I have one problem with the image source search with xml. im using c# 08 studio. and i have made an application that can search the web, images and videos. the web request is working fine. but i realised one thing. when i search images the count and offset properties are not proseses. i even tryed in browser. it returns teh same results even if u put offset=30 and it alway returns 10 results.
they return the same results. even though the offset and count properties have changed.
Everything sounds interesting! I've started experimenting on this new Bing API.
will be using this bing api on my site too hopefully, thtats if i get it to work as am not good at these sort of stuff.
@ quality directory, yes this is very interesting
Version 2.0 sounds really great. I love how customizable it seems in regards to displaying advertisements, and the new RSS format opens up so many more possibilities.
I've made a real progress using this API to develop a new program. This is marvelous, indeed!
Yesterday I showed the program I developed using the API to my colleagues and friends, and they were literally amazed. Initially before seeing the program, they felt that nothing good and open source could come out of Microsoft. But I proved them all wrong. Now they have a change of attitude and open mind. Thank you for making this possible.
The new application searches specifically for apparel shopping sites. I'm impressed by the search reults.
this seems like a great idea
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