DVD Collector Remixes Best Buy API to Share Compilation

Adam DuVander, March 15th, 2010

A late night and the spark of an idea were all Alex Stone needed to get started on his site to track and share DVDs amongst friends. And the project took him less than 10 hours, because all the content, from DVD titles to images and descriptions, come from Best Buy Remix (our Best Buy Remix API profile).

The site, Super DVD Robot, lets you search DVDs to add to your own collection or wishlist. You can also see what your friends have, and keep track of what they’ve added recently.

Along with a 5% affiliate share on every purchase, Stone also earned himself a trip to Austin, Texas, to demo his site at SXSW at Circus Mashimus hosted by ProgrammableWeb sponsor Mashery. We asked him about the background of the site and how he built it, which you can see in the video embedded below.

Best Buy’s API is wide open. You can find any of the products the store sells, not just DVDs. Additionally, you can access recommended products, which has many potential applications. In fact, the store’s flagship site runs several features, such as rotating carousels, off the API, making it the largest user of the service.

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6 Responses to “DVD Collector Remixes Best Buy API to Share Compilation”

March 15th, 2010
at 10:54 am
Comment by: Mashery » Blog Archive » Live from #SXSW, it’s Circus Mashimus! – Part 2

[...] DVD collection. I could write about Super DVD Robot all day long, but why not let Alex tell you. Click here to view an interview between Alex and Adam DuVander of Programmable [...]

March 15th, 2010
at 11:34 am
Comment by: Joe Zwack

Hi! I’m Joe the Community Manager for Best Buy Remix.

Alex has a great story with his app, and its one of the more creative uses of our API we’ve ever seen. That’s exactly why we brought him with us to SXSW and the Circus Mashimus lounge. He was the first on my list.

When people hear about your API from an outside developer, it creates much more interest and gives a different perspective on use and what it’s all about.

If people want to know more about Alex I suggest you follow him on twitter @al3xstone. If you like what his application does and you want to check out Remix, we’d love to hear what you think (remix.bestbuy.com)!

March 22nd, 2010
at 11:06 am
Comment by: Mashery » Blog Archive » Live from #SXSW, it’s Circus Mashimus! – Part 3

[...] – http://blog.programmableweb.com/2010/03/15/dvd-collector-remixes-best-buy-api-to-share-compilation/ [...]

April 20th, 2010
at 1:11 am
Comment by: Best Buy’s Shopping API Now Offers Product Reviews

[...] March we wrote about developer Alex Stone, who built his DVD-sharing site on top of Best Buy’s API. Stone takes advantage of another feature of the Best Buy API: the [...]

August 16th, 2010
at 5:35 pm
Comment by: How Fflick Uses APIs to Tap the Movie Hivemind

[...] be shopping APIs, such as Best Buy Remix or Amazon Product Advertising. In March we wrote about a site to share your DVD collection, which included DVD covers from Best Buy’s API. Tags: Twitter Subscribe:RSSTwitterFacebook [...]

August 26th, 2010
at 3:23 pm
Comment by: Last Chance to Vote APIs Into SXSW

[...] reporting from SXSW 2010 included this interview with Alex Stone, developer of DVD collection site Super DVD Robot (and now a writer for ProgrammableWeb). Tags: [...]

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