YouTube

The YouTube platform lets Appkit pull results from YouTube, which is often useful for presenting 'related videos'. The search can be scoped to a particular YouTube Channel if required.

Setup

To add YouTube connectors to a Maven project, you must add this dependency to your project’s pom.xml file:

<dependency>
    <groupId>twigkit</groupId>
    <artifactId>twigkit.youtube</artifactId>
    <version>${project.parent.version}</version>
</dependency>

Usage

This example shows how to configure a Yotube search endpoint. You can define the search endpoint through a configuration node (say conf/platforms/youtube.conf). For this you must include name: twigkit.search.youtube.YouTube, as shown here:

name: twigkit.web.youtube.YouTube
apiKey: foo
channelId: bar

Required attributes

apiKey (java.lang.String)
API Key for the application to access YouTube.

Optional attributes

channelId (java.lang.String)
The ID of the channel to restrict the search to.

Attributes shared across platforms

host (java.lang.String)
The URI of the platform. Must be specified using the full URI (for example, http://localhost:1234; localhost:1234 won’t work).

name (java.lang.String)
The display name of this Platform instance. Used for identifying different platforms in the user interface.

aliases (java.lang.String)
Manage mappings from field names to aliases (use a comma-separated list). All references to the field (via this platform) in results, facets, filters, and query strings are mapped. For example, to refer to a field in the index named firstnamelastname as name and countryofresidence as country, use these mappings: aliases="firstnamelastname=name,countryofresidence=country"

defaultQuery (java.lang.String)
Default query to use when none is specified.

defaultFacets (java.lang.String)
Default facets to request when none are specified. This is a comma separated list.

spellCheck (java.lang.Boolean)
Spellcheck the Query term if supported by the Platform.
Default: true

expandQuery (java.lang.Boolean)
Apply advanced linguistics such as stemming or lemmatization if supported by the Platform.
Default: true

autoCorrect (java.lang.Boolean)
Whether to auto-correct and resubmit futile queries (queries with zero results).
Default: true

fileTypeField (java.lang.String)
Set which field contains information about file type (mime type).

resultIDField (java.lang.String)
Set which field represents the unique identifier for a given result.

pageLimit (java.lang.Long)
A limitation to which page the platform will offset.