At 6:15am on the 21 of August 2009 Melbourne Australia time (+10GMT), Bonush.com opened its doors to the public. Over the next few days, weeks, months you will see that we slowly start adding more futures to the site, and we as always look forward to your feedback.
@JaoudeStudios you can turn twitter search off, in the search preference.
Also we require sites to install a plugin for us to start indexing there site, this is because crawling a site 24/7 would not be live.
Sorry for not getting back to you all sooner, we have been interviewed by a few media companies, SpitTech.com reviewed us.
To answer all your questions.
The API is open, and anyone can use it. We already have 300 sites sending us data.
We have signup 1500 Radio stations to send us Live data of what they are playing on there radio station.
We are working on podcasts and other plugins
We have Youtube linked into the search engine.
The new version will also allow you to submit your RSS feeds and we can crawl your site.
While many so called live search engines, seem to search twitter and get links. Those search engines require that your post URL (URL to Story) get posted on twitter.
The API plugin for Wordpress will work on any server, shared or dedicated.
The API code will also work on any server that allows cURL every hosting provider will allow this, if they do not then just ask, and they should turn it on.
We are growing really well, we also own a short URL service called Youific.me which will be linked into Bonush which will allow you to keep stats on how your site is preforming.
We will be releasing many plugins in the next 6 months, one being Live advertising, Live web stats.
We do hope that you all test the plugin, makes plugins etc.
Also we have a competition on at the moment, we will be choosing at random a number of sites to advertise on. All you need to do, is install the plugin or make a plugin using our API to be in for a chance.
I really like each of your feedback, keep them coming.
Also I don't believe asking people to install a plugin in order to get (True) LIVE data is too much to ask, it mean that as soon as you click publish it is on our search engine.
However for sites that only want to be crawled every few minutes you will be able to link the sites RSS feed in the future, However you will not get access to future features like stats - meaning who twitter, facebooked, visited, or talked about your site using the Youific URL.