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BOSS is a service that provides you (the developer) flexible access to different types of data from Yahoo and allows you to build powerful commercial search applications with that data. BOSSprovides you Search Advertising and simple terms so that you can monetize that innovative product and continue to invest your personal time in it. $$$$ BOSS also gives you Support and Tools to get your product working.
Restful XML and JSON API
Web, Image, Spelling, News and Search Ads
More services soon
Flexibility to Blend and Re-rank Results
Create your own look and feel
Mix it with other API’s
oAuth based Authentication
What does that mean?
What else do you get
Web and Limited Web results (smaller subset and at most 3 days old)
Complex query combinations and filters
Search for data in different markets
Image attributes like height, width, etc
Time span filtering for News Search
Document type filtering
Recognizes most search filters from Yahoo! and Google (backdoor hacks)
How DO I hack with it?
How do I sign up
Self-serve sign up with simple Credit Card/Paypal payment options
Visit BOSS Page or wait until the end for pricing
Simplified pricing based on query type
A combined bill for developers taking Search Advertising
One signup, use in any market
Don’t bother for now, we have a key setup for you
Tells you what the user is looking for
Powers secondary APIs
Can be generated by a search box, URL, tags or keyword extraction from the page.
Generates related topics
The Query is your BFF!
e.g. http://yboss.yahooapis.com/ysearch/web?q=“Dark Knight”&format=xml