Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Google removes SOAP search API

This is sad. I understand why they do this (there's no ad revenue from web services) but it comes just as Chris Double added a Google search client to apps/. It would have been nice to use this client to implement searching for web sites written in Factor, such as Matthew's upcoming weblog app, parsing the results of the SOAP call and displaying them as HTML. But now we'll have to find another way to do that.

1 comment:

Ray Cromwell said...

I wouldn't worry too much. Google appears to be in the process of replacing all of their APIs with REST equivalents based on RSS/ATOM or JSON translations. A search API may eventually return in a different format.