Yahoo! Answers launches API

Yahoo answers logoThe wildly successful Yahoo! Answers is moving to take its intercontinental community of user shared knowledge to the next stage with today’s release of an api for outside developers interested in accessing the enormous Yahoo! Answers site. The company says there are now 30 million plus answers in the system, from funny ones to helpful ones. Answers has also got an intensely loyal userbase.

Developers will be able to access YA data by user, search keyword, or category. The company says the API is almost identical to the interface used internally to create the recent Yahoo! Messenger/ Yahoo! Answers combo and the flash badge that Yahoo! offers.

The Yahoo! Messenger plug-ins app has seen some incredible things developed. It will be very cool to see if developers can make good use of this newest API.

See also our profile of Yedda, a similar service with a large 2.0 loop and today’s announcement of the brand-new Facebook API.


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