Announcing Policy Changes for Yahoo! Developer Network APIs and Web Services
- Announcing Policy Changes for Yahoo! Developer Network APIs and Web
for Developer Network APIs and clarified our policies on how you can use
our services. Many of our services are no longer covered by
restrictions preventing "commercial" use; we are giving you more
specific guidance as to what's acceptable. The exciting changes include:
- Yahoo! Search APIs are now rate limited individually at 5K
queries/day/api, giving you as many as 4 times the daily query
allocation for your applications
http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/mapsTerms.html and we've clarified
exactly what kinds of applications are acceptable, and what uses you
- A new request form at http://developer.yahoo.com/register/ to have
your application validated as being an acceptable use, to request
additional queries, and to sign up to receive system status notices -
this is where to go if you have usage questions or need more queries
- Significantly enhanced list of Frequently Asked Questions
What this means?
For most APIs, you can now find clear guidance on usage in our Terms of
Use, which is summarized on our Usage Policy page
http://developer.yahoo.com/usagePolicy/. If you want to confirm that
your usage is ok, let us know about your application, request additional
queries, or sign up to receive system announcements, register your
application with us, and we'll get back to you.
And finally, on behalf of the team at Yahoo! Groups, we're happy to
announce that the *search* feature in Yahoo! Groups has been
dramatically improved. Searching the message archives for a Group
actually works now! So from now on when you're looking for a bit of
info you thought you read before, try the search function in Yahoo!
Groups. We hope this will make our developer support groups even more
helpful for you in building your applications.
As always, thanks for your participation and interest in Yahoo! Web
Services. We're excited that these changes will make it easier for you
to know for sure what you can do with our services, and make it easier
for us to connect with you.
eleanor kruszewski (kru-shef-ski)
yahoo! developer network