Iam new to YDN. I am interested in developing an application (web/desktop) using Yahoo Status API. What i want to know is, Is it possible to know the online status of Yahoo users. like they are on ONLINE, OFFLINE, INVISIBLE etc. I took a look at documentation, it seems it's not giving the status of user, but just the user's status message. awaiting for ur solutions and replies.
The status API is used to capture and set the text status of a Yahoo! user from their profile at http://profiles.yahoo.com. We do not track the logged in state of a user within the status API. The only property I know of that provides a logged in state is Yahoo! Messenger. If you want to capture the logged in state of a Yahoo! messenger user, you can use YQL for that. Running the following query (and substituting joemplumber with the id of the user to check) you can get the logged in / logged out / invisible state of the user: http://developer.yahoo.com/yql/console/?q=...2Falltables.env