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Appcelerator Titanium Smartphone App Development Cookbook - Second Edition by Jason Kneen

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Searching and retrieving data via Yahoo! YQL

YQL is a SQL-like language that allows you to query, filter, and combine data from multiple sources across both the Yahoo! network and other open data sources. Normally, developer access to data from multiple resources is disparate and requires calls to multiple APIs from different providers, often with varying feed formats. YQL eliminates this problem by providing a single endpoint to query and shape the data that you request. You may remember that we briefly touched on the usage of YQL via standard HTTP request calls in Chapter 2, Working with Local and Remote Data Sources, However, in this chapter, we will be utilizing the built-in Titanium YQL methods.

Titanium has built-in support for YQL, and in ...

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