A very simple example of the new BOSS Key Terms API: enter a search query, and see the relevant words and phrases:
The new BrowserPlus framework – a way of extending your browser capabilities – will become open source next year, which seems a sensible way to increase its adoption:
The big idea here is that we’ll have the whole platform open sourced by mid-next year, and as soon as possible we’ll have many of the services we’ve written open sourced, as well as the APIs needed to write new services. Our goal is to empower the community to contribute actual patches and new services – code to compliment the feedback.
Are you around London this evening? Fancy learning how to leverage Yahoo’s new BOSS search API?
BOSS – Build (your) Own Search Service is Yahoo’s new API which allows you to build a search engine based on our systems. It is one of the first steps to make Yahoo! much more open for you to enhance and customize our offers for yourself.
During the BOSS hack event you will be able to meet the team, learn all about the API and have a first go at building your own search engine in a matter of minutes.
Check out the Upcoming event page for more information, and to sign up.
Update 26th October 2011: Are you receiving a “502” error from iCal? Please see my more recent post iCal 502 error when syncing with Yahoo! Calendar for more details.
iCal has supported CalDAV since version 3.0 shipped with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, so it is possible to get it working with Yahoo! Calendar. After completing the following steps, any events that you create in the web-based Calendar will be replicated to iCal, and vice-versa.
What you will need:
Very entertaining talk from Flickr’s Cal Henderson on Django’s shortcomings.
I’ve been messing around with a little Flickr application this afternoon which shows your top places. Here are mine:
Give it a try and post a comment with your number one place:
Today, Yahoo have released a beta iPhone application called oneConnect. One of the cool features is Pulse, which shows you status updates from your friends on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr. Very handy.
…Fire Eagle is about helping you take your location to the Web and giving you control over how, when and with what your location is shared. You choose which applications can share and update your location. You choose how much information you want to share â€“ from as broad as country or state, to as detailed as zip code or cross streets, and everything in between. You choose when and how to update your location.
Buried deep inside the press release announcing the Yahoo-Google search advertising deal, is an interesting point about the company’s respective messenger clients:
In addition, Yahoo! and Google agreed to enable interoperability between their respective instant messaging services, bringing easier and broader communication to users.
Today Yahoo are entering the world of Web desktops (“Webtops”) with BrowerPlus, a plugin for your browser that makes building rich applications a lot simpler.
Included is an example Flickr uploading application that allows you to drag and drop files from your desktop onto the browser.