Changes for a few Yahoo! Developer Network (YDN) offerings

In a continuing effort to sharpen our focus, today we announced that we’re shutting down several products and services. You can see the full list of closures here. Three of these closures will impact developers, so we wanted to highlight them here.

Yahoo! WebPlayer (as of June 30, 2013)

If you’re a publisher and currently using Yahoo! WebPlayer on your site, after June 30 the Yahoo! WebPlayer won’t load. Your users will continue to be able to play media files using native browser support. You may wish to locate and remove the following line in your code:

<script type="text/javascript" src="<a href="http://webplayer.yahooapis.com/player.js">http://webplayer.yahooapis.com/player.js</a>"></script>

Yahoo! Local API (as of September 28, 2013)

As part of this shutdown, all Yahoo! Local API documentation will also be removed from the Yahoo! Developer Network portal.

Yahoo! Term Extraction API (as of September 28, 2013)

We are eliminating direct access to the Yahoo! Term Extraction API and as of September 28, will require developers to go through YQL. We encourage all existing users of the Term Extraction Legacy API to migrate to YQL by September 28. You can use the YQL forums for any questions you might have about migrating to YQL. If you are already using the Term Extraction API via YQL, you don't need to take any action.