Using the API benefits a marketplace by helping their users find what they're looking for -- both from listings posted directly on their site or from listings available in other local marketplaces. And by more broadly promoting Oodle search through this API, we continue to help the partners in our index who gain more brand exposure and more traffic. As always, Oodle search results link directly to the source and are attributed as such.
We plan to make the API publicly available but we're currently only working with interested partners. We still need to shake out the implementation (with respect to features, level of abstraction, etc.). If you have comments or ideas on what you'd like to see, please let me know.