Google Search API Launched "Image Results"

The official Google AJAX Search API blog has announced the avilability of image search results as part of the Google AJAX Search API. Take a look at the documentation, to reproduce, all you need is your own API key. As opposed to the now unsupported server-side search (the Google SOAP API), the client-side search relies […]

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The official Google AJAX Search API blog has announced the avilability of image search results as part of the Google AJAX Search API. Take a look at the documentation, to reproduce, all you need is your own API key.

As opposed to the now unsupported server-side search (the Google SOAP API), the client-side search relies on JavaScript and contains some accessibility issues. For instance, when you leave the page and then hit the back button, your last search query isn't visible anymore. Also, if you include this on a website which is media-independent and otherwise works fine on mobile platforms, search now become a problem for those phones not supporting JS.

If you want to provide an image search but do the coding on the server-side, you can also go for the Yahoo Image Search API (note however that Yahoo's image adult filter doesn't work well).

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