For almost as long as we can remember, full text search has been one of the top feature requests for Google App Engine. Since our talk at Google I/O last year, we’ve been hard at work getting search ready for our developers, and today we’re happy to announce that we are making it available as an Experimental feature.
The Search API, like many other features of Google App Engine, allows you to take advantage of parts of Google’s infrastructure to add full text search to your application. This release includes a host of features including searching specific fields and ranges as well as more advanced features like scoring and snippeting. Whether you want to index products and search price ranges or just match keywords over articles and comments, the Search API is ready for you to test drive.
To help you start integrating search into your application, we’ve created a sample application and walkthrough and documented our known issues. We are extending a limited free quota for testing during our Experimental period.
As always, we’re grateful to all of our trusted testers for their patience and feedback in preparation for this launch, and we look forward to your feedback on the groups. Happy searching (and finding)!
- Posted by the Google App Engine Full Text Search Team