Amenities XML Service Onboard Informatics has formally launched its new Amenities XML Web Service. Existing clients can now choose to receive their amenities via our new web service interface.
This new web service interface for amenities (business listings) content has many advantages over bulk delivery. Onboard clients can eliminate the hassles associated with batch flat file updates (FTP download, file loading, data management, update processing) as Onboard will now process all updates directly to the XML web service. End users can enjoy even more information about their prospective communities with the availability of Yelp Ratings and Reviews through this web service (Note - Yelp content is not available by bulk delivery).
On Monday, January 26, 2009, all clients who have the amenities (business listings) content set in Neighborhood Navigator will now have Yelp Ratings and Reviews added to their Nearby Establishments pages. This update will happen automatically so that on Monday morning your users will be able to view Yelp reviews on your Navigator.
Over 3 million Yelp reviews will be available. Navigator users will even be able to link to Yelp to write their own review. If clients do not wish to have their Navigator display this data, they should contact our Product Support team at email@example.com.
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