Tuesday, February 03, 2009 | 10:47 AM
Kevin Gollum Lim, Technical Writer
Most people who need something just go to the store to get the item, but a number of people take the time and effort to handcraft their own stuff. They do that because they enjoy tinkering with things until they work just the way they like them. Well, Custom Search has a group of developers who are like that, and they want to create and share their tools.
Even if you are not providing a service for a large set of users, you could still create a lot of cool things with the API. Here are a few ideas: If you have a list of websites that change frequently, you can automate the updating of your annotations file; if you have a content management system, you could create search for all your webpages and even create search labels based on your existing categories; if you are a blogging platform, you can enable search for all your blogs.
To learn more about the new API, read the programmer's guide.