I see that there's a way to access the Yahoo server time (http://developer.yahoo.com/util/timeservice/V1/getTime.html). I am interested in using this for some flash banner ads to show a countdown clock w/ a reliable reference time. But the Application ID stuff talks about needing one per application and rate limits.
Can someone tell me if this service can be used for flash banners, using a server query/GET request? My guess is that each banner would need their own ID and therefore the service isn't accessible by a banner run off of who-knows-what machine. I need to know quickly so I have time to pursue a backup plan, getting a developer to write some server code to provide the time. Getting the time w/o needing an IT person involved seemed useful esp. for future projects to me.
Hopefully I answer this on email but I'll repeat it here for the benefit of other people.
For something frontend like this, especially flash you can use your app key in your flash. This means you only want one key. Since we limit per IP it's highly unlikely (read impossible) that any single client would ever hit the limit. When you create you app key remember not to add any private permissions like address book that might require the user to login.