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Zend_Service_Yahoo

Introduction

Zend_Service_Yahoo is a simple API for using many of the Yahoo! REST APIs. Zend_Service_Yahoo allows you to search Yahoo! Web search, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Local, Yahoo! Images. In order to use the Yahoo! REST API, you must have a Yahoo! Application ID. To obtain an Application ID, please complete and submit the » Application ID Request Form.

Searching the Web with Yahoo!

Zend_Service_Yahoo enables you to search the Web with Yahoo! using the webSearch() method, which accepts a string query parameter and an optional second parameter as an array of search options. For full details and an option list, please visit the » Yahoo! Web Search Documentation. The webSearch() method returns a Zend_Service_Yahoo_WebResultSet object.

Example #1 Searching the Web with Yahoo!

webSearch('PHP');
foreach ($results as $result) {
    echo $result->Title .'
'; }

Finding Images with Yahoo!

You can search for Images with Yahoo using Zend_Service_Yahoo's imageSearch() method. This method accepts a string query parameter and an optional array of search options, as for the webSearch() method. For full details and an option list, please visit the » Yahoo! Image Search Documentation.

Example #2 Finding Images with Yahoo!

imageSearch('PHP');
foreach ($results as $result) {
    echo $result->Title .'
'; }

Finding videos with Yahoo!

You can search for videos with Yahoo using Zend_Service_Yahoo's videoSearch() method. For full details and an option list, please visit the » Yahoo! Video Search Documentation.

Example #3 Finding videos with Yahoo!

videoSearch('PHP');
foreach ($results as $result) {
    echo $result->Title .'
'; }

Finding Local Businesses and Services with Yahoo!

You can search for local businesses and services with Yahoo! by using the localSearch() method. For full details, please see the » Yahoo! Local Search Documentation.

Example #4 Finding Local Businesses and Services with Yahoo!

localSearch('Apple Computers', array('zip' => '95014'));
foreach ($results as $result) {
    echo $result->Title .'
'; }

Searching Yahoo! News

Searching Yahoo! News is simple; just use the newsSearch() method, as in the following example. For full details, please see the » Yahoo! News Search Documentation.

Example #5 Searching Yahoo! News

newsSearch('PHP');
foreach ($results as $result) {
    echo $result->Title .'
'; }

Searching Yahoo! Site Explorer Inbound Links

Searching Yahoo! Site Explorer Inbound Links is simple; just use the inlinkDataSearch() method, as in the following example. For full details, please see the » Yahoo! Site Explorer Inbound Links Documentation.

Example #6 Searching Yahoo! Site Explorer Inbound Links

inlinkDataSearch('http://framework.zend.com/');
foreach ($results as $result) {
    echo $result->Title .'
'; }

Searching Yahoo! Site Explorer's PageData

Searching Yahoo! Site Explorer's PageData is simple; just use the pageDataSearch() method, as in the following example. For full details, please see the » Yahoo! Site Explorer PageData Documentation.

Example #7 Searching Yahoo! Site Explorer's PageData

pageDataSearch('http://framework.zend.com/');
foreach ($results as $result) {
    echo $result->Title .'
'; }

Zend_Service_Yahoo Classes

The following classes are all returned by the various Yahoo! searches. Each search type returns a type-specific result set which can be easily iterated, with each result being contained in a type result object. All result set classes implement the SeekableIterator interface, allowing for easy iteration and seeking to a specific result.

Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet

Each of the search specific result sets is extended from this base class.

Each of the specific result sets returns a search specific Zend_Service_Yahoo_Result objects.

Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet::totalResults()

int totalResults ( void )

Returns the number of results returned for the search.

Properties

Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet
Name Type Description
totalResultsAvailable int Total number of results found.
totalResultsReturned int Number of results in the current result set
firstResultPosition int Position of the first result in this set relative to the total number of results.

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_WebResultSet

Zend_Service_Yahoo_WebResultSet represents a Yahoo! Web Search result set.

Note:

Zend_Service_Yahoo_WebResultSet extends Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_ImageResultSet

Zend_Service_Yahoo_ImageResultSet represents a Yahoo! Image Search result set.

Note:

Zend_Service_Yahoo_ImageResultSet extends Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_VideoResultSet

Zend_Service_Yahoo_VideoResultSet represents a Yahoo! Video Search result set.

Note:

Zend_Service_Yahoo_VideoResultSet extends Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_LocalResultSet

Zend_Service_Yahoo_LocalResultSet represents a Yahoo! Local Search result set.

Zend_Service_Yahoo_LocalResultSet Properties
Name Type Description
resultSetMapURL string The URL of a webpage containing a map graphic with all returned results plotted on it.

Note:

Zend_Service_Yahoo_LocalResultSet extends Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_NewsResultSet

Zend_Service_Yahoo_NewsResultSet represents a Yahoo! News Search result set.

Note:

Zend_Service_Yahoo_NewsResultSet extends Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_InlinkDataResultSet

Zend_Service_Yahoo_InlinkDataResultSet represents a Yahoo! Inbound Link Search result set.

Note:

Zend_Service_Yahoo_InlinkDataResultSet extends Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_PageDataResultSet

Zend_Service_Yahoo_PageDataResultSet represents a Yahoo! PageData Search result set.

Note:

Zend_Service_Yahoo_PageDataResultSet extends Zend_Service_Yahoo_ResultSet

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_Result

Each of the search specific results is extended from this base class.

Properties

Zend_Service_Yahoo_Result Properties
Name Type Description
Title string Title of the Result item
Url string The URL of the result item
ClickUrl string The URL for linking to the result item

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_WebResult

Each Web Search result is returned as a Zend_Service_Yahoo_WebResult object.

Properties

Zend_Service_Yahoo_WebResult Properties
Name Type Description
Summary string Result summary
MimeType string Result mimetype
ModificationDate string The last modification date of the result as a UNIX timestamp.
CacheUrl string Yahoo! web cache URL for the result, if it exists.
CacheSize int The size of the Cache entry

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_ImageResult

Each Image Search result is returned as a Zend_Service_Yahoo_ImageResult object.

Properties

Zend_Service_Yahoo_ImageResult Properties
Name Type Description
Summary string Result summary
RefererUrl string The URL of the page which contains the image
FileSize int The size of the image file in bytes
FileFormat string The format of the image (bmp, gif, jpeg, png, etc.)
Height int The height of the image
Width int The width of the image
Thumbnail Zend_Service_Yahoo_Image Image thumbnail

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_VideoResult

Each Video Search result is returned as a Zend_Service_Yahoo_VideoResult object.

Properties

Zend_Service_Yahoo_VideoResult Properties
Name Type Description
Summary string Result summary
RefererUrl string The URL of the page which contains the video
FileSize int The size of the video file in bytes
FileFormat string The format of the video (avi, flash, mpeg, msmedia, quicktime, realmedia, etc.)
Height int The height of the video in pixels
Width int The width of the video in pixels
Duration int The length of the video in seconds
Channels int Number of audio channels in the video
Streaming boolean Whether the video is streaming or not
Thumbnail Zend_Service_Yahoo_Image Image thumbnail

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_LocalResult

Each Local Search result is returned as a Zend_Service_Yahoo_LocalResult object.

Properties

Zend_Service_Yahoo_LocalResult Properties
Name Type Description
Address string Street Address of the result
City string City in which the result resides in
State string State in which the result resides in
Phone string Phone number for the result
Rating int User submitted rating for the result
Distance float The distance to the result from your specified location
MapUrl string A URL of a map for the result
BusinessUrl string The URL for the business website, if known
BusinessClickUrl string The URL for linking to the business website, if known

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_NewsResult

Each News Search result is returned as a Zend_Service_Yahoo_NewsResult object.

Properties

Zend_Service_Yahoo_NewsResult Properties
Name Type Description
Summary string Result summary
NewsSource string The company who distributed the article
NewsSourceUrl string The URL for the company who distributed the article
Language string The language the article is in
PublishDate string The date the article was published as a UNIX timestamp
ModificationDate string The date the article was last modified as a UNIX timestamp
Thumbnail Zend_Service_Yahoo_Image Image Thumbnail for the article, if it exists

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_InlinkDataResult

Each Inbound Link Search result is returned as a Zend_Service_Yahoo_InlinkDatabResult object.

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_PageDataResult

Each Page Data Search result is returned as a Zend_Service_Yahoo_PageDatabResult object.

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Zend_Service_Yahoo_Image

All images returned either by the Yahoo! Image Search or the Yahoo! News Search are represented by Zend_Service_Yahoo_Image objects

Properties

Zend_Service_Yahoo_Image Properties
Name Type Description
Url string Image URL
Width int Image Width
Height int Image Height

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