I am in the San Jose area for today’s SearchMonkey launch party. It will be at Yahoo! headquarters and it looks like it will be interesting.
What is Search Monkey?
In a way, it is Yahoo’s take on gadgets within search results… sorta. The example they use at their SearchMonkey site is a movie website that has a datafeed, can appear via Search Monkey in Yahoo search results.
Each of the main search engines are using gadgets in one form or the other in their results. Google has Onebox, Microsoft has WebSlices, and Yahoo has SearchMonkey.
Today (actually tonight) at Yahoo HQ we will get some demonstrations and more about the SearchMonkey project.
I like this Yahoo product, and will become very familiar with it. If you want to see what it is about see the SearchMonkey developer tool which helps you find and construct data services that you can use to build apps. Once you’ve built your app, you can use it yourself and share it with others.