Applications That Use the Bing Search API May Have Stopped Working On August 1st

Janet Wagner, August 2nd, 2012

BingSeveral Months ago, Microsoft announced that the Bing Search API had moved to the Windows Azure Marketplace. This move would make the Bing Search API a paid service with a tiered structure. Developers had been given until August 1st, 2012 to transition to the new version of the Bing Search API.

Yesterday was August 1st and developers who have not made the necessary code changes will most likely find that their applications have stop returning results. Microsoft has sent out a reminder to developers:

“This is a reminder that the Bing Search API 2.0 will continue to be available until August 1, 2012. On and after this date, Bing Search API 2.0 AppIDs will no longer return results. We encourage you to sign up for our service on the Windows Azure Marketplace to continue using the API.”

Developers need to transition their Bing Search API driven applications to the Windows Azure Marketplace as soon as possible. There is additional information about the transition on the new Bing Search API page.

At the time of this writing, the new tiered service structure for the Bing Search API offers “for up to 5,000 queries per month, developers can access the API for free.” Queries totaling over 5,000 per month would incur costs based on the number of queries per month.

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3 Responses to “Applications That Use the Bing Search API May Have Stopped Working On August 1st”

August 8th, 2012
at 9:34 am
Comment by: Dan

I have signed up for Market Azure and built a new url query..but failing on parse stmt within my RSS news search also I have a acct deflt key and cust ID but how does authentication use these????

August 8th, 2012
at 11:47 am
Comment by: sefu

@Dan microsoft’s docs should help:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg193412.aspx

November 18th, 2012
at 5:11 am
Comment by: Wolf

FAROO offers a free Web Search API with up to 1 million queries per month.
http://www.faroo.com/hp/api/api.html

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