It's been a week since the SearchMonkey Launch Party (which, by the way, was a TON of fun), but we've still been slaving in the jungles for you.
There is another SearchMonkey release going out RIGHT NOW with many neat new features. In no specific order:
- You can submit to the SearchMonkey Challenge at the same time that you make your app sharable.
- The Gallery is live and starting to get some applications :). Check it out and submit your apps for inclusion. If your app was accepted -- congratulations! Your app is now available to millions of Yahoo! users to enhance their search experience!
- Sharing of apps is getting closer. The gallery page for your plugins will now render properly but won't show anything of use... YET. When you publish your app, you will get a link that you can send your friends and family, post on your website, emblazon on the side of your car, or tattoo on your forehead. From that link, anyone with a Yahoo! account will be able to add your app to their profile, and then have it run each time they search. So, get ready for that link to start working RealSoonNow.
- Submission is done by language and not locale anymore. You know you wrote your plugin in English and French, but have no idea if it is appropriate for "QC" (or even what ever the heck "QC" is. It's Quebec, Canada, for you non-savant people). Now we are going to find the right locales for your plugins, you just have to tell us the language it is in. Capiche?
<meta property="vcard:fn"><xsl:value-of select="substring-before(substring-after(//script, 'I think that '), ' is awesome')" /></meta>
Will still get my name from :
<script>alert("I think that Paul Tarjan is awesome!")</script>
P.S. For anyone who puts that script on their site--10 points, for some definition of "points."
- Other small bug fixes
We'll keep you posted about other changes as we roll them out. Don't forget to post to the Developer and Site owner Yahoo! groups about anything and everything. Well, maybe not your entire life history, but at least the part with SearchMonkey in it.
(|): Chief Technical Monkey :(|)