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3rd Party API Released for Google Desktop Search

     
9:36 pm on Jan 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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[airbearsoftware.com...]
The gdSuite API allows developers to access Google Desktop search results without directly processing the HTML coded results.

Via: /. [slashdot.org]

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nice find brett!
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just in time for my file management system!
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If its not okay to create software that will use google's website to run searches, then will it be okay to do so using whatever API via the tool that Google provided to be used the way they want you to (just like their website)?!?!
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If its not okay to create software that will use google's website to run searches, then will it be okay to do so using whatever API via the tool that Google provided to be used the way they want you to (just like their website)?!?!

I don't see why Google would mind you using the API/gdSuite to query your local desktop search results. With web results, your queries use their server time and bandwidth and are lost ad revenues. With local results, they don't lose anything. Plus, I am sure Google knows about my software, and they haven't said anything or complained.
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As a developer myself, I'm not sure how keen I would be to use a command-line interface but a DLL interface would be very interesting.

I haven't looked at desktop search yet - too busy.

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Interesting to link this news to this article [technologyreview.com] (Article by Charles H. Ferguson at Technology Review: 'What's Next for Google?') which was talked about in this thread [webmasterworld.com]. I guess this is the beginning of Google attempting to establish itself at the heart of an information architecture.

Does anyone think that other 3rd Party Search API's will be prompted by this?

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Re-reading Lord Majestics post, it would seem like this isn't a deliberate API release by Google (I was thinking it might prompt other API releases from other Search Engines). We'll see what happens!
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With web results, your queries use their server time and bandwidth and are lost ad revenues. With local results, they don't lose anything.

True if the results are local -- but the trend is to have combined results whether from your PC or WWW, so it would not be very wise to just allow for API to return results from PC, but not WWW? Conversely if you return results from WWW then you have a way to query G's servers..... something they had (as an API) for a long time, but they were not keen to provide man on a street with reasonably priced license - they did not even bother answering my questions on what the price might be!

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the possibilities for this are endless. Has anyone got this working over a cluster.

When is G releasing the Linux version?

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if G Desktop is installed on a server with no keyboard or mouse activity, does it consider that "idle" time?