Daily Archives: 2005-03-03

Yahoo! Search Web Services

Earlier this week, Yahoo! released web services for accessing various types of search results. So far it seems to be pretty well received with lots of applications starting to appear.

Two examples created by fellow Yahoos are:

Gametracker

I was following Santa Clara’s game tonight in the WCC tournament and discovered Gametracker from Collegesports.com. Gametracker is a great web application, providing all the details you’d want from basketball games in progress. (Plus, it’s written in Flash and doesn’t require Internet Explorer.)

One feature in particular is something I’ve thought of before: a graph of each team’s total points over time. The call it Gameflow and you can see it in the sample below (click for a full-size view of Gametracker). I did notice one problem, however: the x-axis scale always runs from 0 to 40 minutes, regardless of how much time is left in the game. Not a big deal, but it’s kind of misleading if you don’t notice it. (Example)

Gametracker

By the way, Santa Clara won 90-49!