when i saw the google api, i thought one thing – phonebook. i think it would be useful to use have a instant messaging rosterbot that gets phone numbers, or addresses and links to maps and maybe even additional information about the location. if i link it to jabber, then i could use something like umessenger to access it over my i85 phone. nothing too complicated to start out with, just quickly getting a phone number for an address or an address for a phone number would be useful.

but alas, it appears that the undocumented phonebook operator gets removed from api queries, even though it still works on the website. looking at the search query that gets returned from the api request, i can see that phonebook: gets removed. other operators like related: still work. hmmm.

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