As you may or may not have noticed, Canary has undergone some drastic changes. Some of the changes include:
- New logo and layout.
- Performance boosts on the search engine itself.
- A finer-tuned related search result for posts.
- An improved user-interface for viewing found objects.
- And last but not least, an API to interface with.
The API has been in the works since the creation of Canary and was to be introduced not too long after Canary was out of a ‘beta’ phase. The plan was to have it done by around summertime and well, we’re only a few days in and it’s now up and running!
If you’re wondering what Canary is, Canary is a search engine for data that has been posted on document-sharing websites. It takes the data, analyses it, and then stores it in a database. You can determine if any of the documents are linked to each other as well. Click here and give it a try!
Now, here’s the part you may be interested in: how do I get to use it?
Well, simply go ahead and register! Once that is done, feel free to tweet at me (@afreak) with your username and let me know that you’re interested–e-mailing us or responding to this post works too! At this time certain restrictions on e-mail accounts and how many searches and views you can make are relaxed, but get in early if you’re interested in playing around.
We also want to see what sort of ideas you have for Canary. An issue tracker has been launched and all you need is a Github account to make requests, report bugs, and so forth!
In the near future, we plan to provide details on what you can do with Canary so stay tuned for that as well.
Also, Canary celebrates its first year anniversary soon. Thanks to everyone who has helped on this project so far!