The Come On Aussie API generates JSON data feeds from the main index of Australian websites that are listed @ ComeOnAussie.com
Interested website owners are permitted to use our data feeds to generate up-to-date Australian content on their own websites.
To do this, your web developer WILL need to understand how to call and parse a JSON feed, and then display the results on your web page.
We provide no instruction on how to do that... other than the information provided on these pages which explains the various ways you can interrogate the data.
If you would like to use our JSON data feed, you MUST make an email application to api @ comeonaussie.net, outlining details of your project, including the URL you would like to use our information on.
Initially, you will be issued with a "test" API key, which will allow you to run limited searches so you can understand how the whole system works.
Once your are happy with your development, please let us know that you are ready for a "production" key... and once we check your project meets our terms and conditions, that key will be issued.
The difference between a "test" key and a "production" key is simply the total number of search results returned, as outlined below:
There is also a maximum number of "results per page" (50), and "total pages" (20) that can be retrieved. Assuming you ask for 15 results/page... that will allow 20 pages before the 300 limit is exceeded... or @ 20/page = 15 pages in total etc. Asking for a page bigger than allowed could generate an unexpected response :)
Why the Limits?
We believe 300 results (if available) should provide more than enough "results" for a successful search. Any more would simply offer no further real value to the user.
Currently, the API is in action on the following sites in our network:
We're also working on adapting several more of our own web sites to include web data drawn from the API... ensuring that each variation has enough subtle differences to ensure the search engines don't see too much of a common footprint.
Once your project is approved for a production key... we'll add it to this list... and do our bit to promote your project through our normal channels :)
Get your "test" API key...
Send your email application to api @ comeonaussie.net, outlining details of your project, including the URL you would like to use our information on.
Visit the API page which outlines the various fields used and how you can manipulate the data set.
P.S. As the content is Australian based, our API is ideally for Australian web developers to use in projects relevant to Australia. That could mean that "international" projects may not be approved.