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Post by dhn » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:04 pm

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20051025-5480.html
Google Base is Google's database into which you can add all types of content. We'll host your content and make it searchable online for free.

Examples of items you can find in Google Base:

• Description of your party planning service
• Articles on current events from your website
• Listing of your used car for sale
• Database of protein structures

You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance of your items, they may also be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle and Google Local.


More information and screenshots can be found on on sewesom.com.

What can this actually be useful for? Let us see. As this is google, they will provide APIs to let external applications access the databa... sorry, googlebase. So nothing is stopping you from using this to manage your DVD collection, for instance. You can use it for simple stuff, like TODO lists, that you can take everywhere with you (at least everywhere you have google-access), you can use this for a simple address book or phone lists - pratically everything you are doing in Excel that does not involve complex spreadsheet calculations. Now, it is not known wheter it allows you to set up private databases, I sure hope it does. But if it does, this is going to be a fun tool to play around with.

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Post by SAK ` » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:06 pm

So basically, this falls on the rapidshare.de side, right? I mean, talking about TB's and PB's of data...
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Post by dhn » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:08 pm

SAK ` wrote: So basically, this falls on the rapidshare.de side, right? I mean, talking about TB's and PB's of data...

No, it's not simple file upload but an actual database system.

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Post by FF8Jake` » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:26 pm

Something like this working with phpbb might be interesting, to say the least.
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Post by dhn » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:33 pm

FF8Jake` wrote: Something like this working with phpbb might be interesting, to say the least.

Google Base will be more of an abstract layer upon a real database. IIRC there are only 3 data types, to make it simple for users who never worked with boolean, blob, and co. I guess it would be possible to build a layer for phpBB or any other bulletin board software, but that would again require private databases (storing public user profiles wouldn't really be smart), unlimited access (Google's search APIs only allow 1000 queries a day, IIRC), and a lot of coding.

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Post by SAK ` » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:33 pm

You mean, when running a message board? I hope so... I been a free-hosting, temporary board dependent for a while, lol...
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Post by dhn » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:34 pm

SAK ` wrote: You mean, when running a message board? I hope so... I been a free-hosting, temporary board dependent for a while, lol...

No, this is not google hosting your website, but your information.

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Post by dhn » Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:04 pm

This blog has the default drop down categories for new information you want to upload:
1. Course Schedules
2. Events and Activities
3. Housing
4. Jobs (goodbye monster/hotjobs)
5. News and Articles
6. People Profiles (dating?)
7. Products (kind of broad)
8. Reference Articles
9. Reviews
10. Services
11. Travel (hmm, not sure how this will work, expedia shouldn't be worried - yet)
12. Vehicles (eBay Motors)
13. Wanted Ads

Of course, you can also create your own categories / tables. The blog entry also has some interesting screenshots.

This is how search results will look:
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Post by FF8Jake` » Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:11 pm

dhn wrote:
FF8Jake` wrote:Something like this working with phpbb might be interesting, to say the least.

Google Base will be more of an abstract layer upon a real database. IIRC there are only 3 data types, to make it simple for users who never worked with boolean, blob, and co. I guess it would be possible to build a layer for phpBB or any other bulletin board software, but that would again require private databases (storing public user profiles wouldn't really be smart), unlimited access (Google's search APIs only allow 1000 queries a day, IIRC), and a lot of coding.
Not quite what I meant. I was thinking more along the lines of using it as a secondary database. For instance, a new topic is made and it turns out to be highly informative, a moderator comes by and says "Hey, this is good enough for our little information database..." and hits a "flag topic" button. Though, I can imagine a few other uses for it as well.
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Post by SAK ` » Wed Oct 26, 2005 4:23 pm

So how does phpBB compare to the use of GoogleBase? Are these different in any form?
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Post by mm3guy » Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:20 pm

Hmmm... phpBBase, lol :lol:

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Post by SHS` » Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:35 pm

dhn wrote: (storing public user profiles wouldn't really be smart)


Errrm... GMail as auth for phpBB3?

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Post by MHobbit » Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:20 pm

SAK ` wrote: So how does phpBB compare to the use of GoogleBase? Are these different in any form?


phpBB is a forum, GoogleBase is not... :? It's not like phpBB is the same thing as GoogleBase...
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Post by El $corpio » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:18 pm

lol strange idea but perhaps useful for some. You usually get a database with PHP-installed servers though
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Post by makc » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:55 am

I can't login there from my account. It just keep asking me for a password forever.

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