Thursday, January 04, 2007

Findory API expanded

Findory just launched a substantially expanded version of its API.

The Findory API provides access to Findory data, including news, weblog, video, and podcast articles from its crawl, related articles, personalized recommendations based on your past reading, and your reading history at Findory.

The new version of the API is much more powerful than the old. For example, you can access recent articles for any source, articles that match a keyword, or articles by subject. With this, you could build your own news site or feed reader on top of Findory instead of writing your own crawl.

You can get access to your own reading history. You could share it with others, run other seaches based on your Findory reading habits, or combine your reading with other people to create aggregated lists of favorite articles.

You can even get related articles for any article or source. Combine that with your reading history, maybe throw in some filters, and you can generate your own recommendations.

In fact, there is enough here in the new Findory API that, with a database for caching data and for remembering reader's histories, you pretty much could build your own version of Findory with it.

Here is your chance. Build your dream news reader, complete with recommendations and customized filters! Try out the Findory API!


Luc said...

Cool API, but limited content?

I did a search on "electronic arts" in the news and there were no results!

Compare this with Google News:

This is a good indication of the size of the database - Electronic Arts is a major company which generates daily news.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Now I can add Findory-ized versions of my favorite feeds to my reader so that every article I read gets registered with Findory.

Thanks Greg!

John K said...

Wow. API Looks great.

I like the docs comment at the top of the RSS results: This is an RSS file. It is intended to be read by a software program called a "feed reader". Search on Google for more details.

I get the sense that the computer is talking down to me. And of course the computer would tell me to RTFM over at Google :)

Anonymous said...

Great API, and thanks for making it available to the public!

I've created a sample mashup (available here) that uses the Findory News API to create an AIM instant messenger "bot" that lets users get news information via chat sessions. Any other neat Findory mashups out there?