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Yahoo Shopping Search Goes Mobile  

Yahoo has just released a mobile version of Yahoo Shopping. The mobile version of Yahoo Shopping will work on mobile phones/devices with a WAP 2.0 enabled browser that has access to one of the following networks: Cingular–Orange, Cingular–Blue, Verizon, Sprint, Nextel, and T–Mobile.

Yahoo Shopping has released what it feels is its own internal application built upon the open Yahoo API’s which let developers build products using the Yahoo Search Services. The ’sample’ development product is a good one, Yahoo Shopping Search for Mobile.

Yahoo Japan had already released a Mobile Shopping Search but the new US Yahoo offering is seen to be one of the first of its kind in the States. Ben Strong the Senior Product Manager for Yahoo Shopping writes on the Yahoo Search Blog: Yahoo! Shopping Search on Mobile Beta allows you to price compare product prices from your mobile phone, accessing our database of millions of offers.

Simply enter http://shopping.yahoo.com into your WAP 2.0-enabled browser, search for a product, and start comparing. Check your phone’s user manual to see if it’s WAP 2.0-enabled.

Additionally Ben also tells developers who may be interested in using the Yahoo API’s to Get Hacking! The Yahoo! Shopping APIs can be easily used by any developer. We’re looking forward to many more cool and innovative sites and applications to be developed on top of these Web Services.

Along with the new beta mobile version Yahoo Shopping, the folks in Sunnyvale have also added a feature to the web version of Yahoo Shopping that allows the searcher to send product info directly to their phone via SMS, text message. Look for the "Send to Phone" link on product pages.

Yahoo also offers the send-to-phone feature for Yahoo Maps and Yahoo Local.


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