I'm starting a project that will use a search bar to hit a web api and return the results. There will be no writing to the web api.
For developing something like a search engine or any web application. You would need following:
Now, your backend must expose a search api, Eg. If I send a
HTTP GET with a variable
q, it should return search results matching the query.
Your frontend must have
input-box and a
button for allowing users to send this request.
This answer isn't complete, just a vague overview of how this problem can be approached, also this isn't the only solution.