eBay’s API Release Calendar is a Google Calendar Mashup

Kevin Farnham, December 11th, 2008

eBayEvery once in awhile you see one API provider making use of APIs from another. This is the case with the eBay Developers Program, who have announced the new eBay API Release Calendar. The calendar is itself a mashup, having been developed using the Google Calendar API. The resulting app is simple but works well: it’s color-coded to distinguish the significance of dates that correspond to each event.

eBay Opens Platform to 3rd Party Developers

John Musser, June 16th, 2008

In Chicago today eBay will kick-off of their annual eBay Developer’s Conference by announcing Project Echo, a way for outside developers to integrate their apps “directly onto the world’s largest ecommerce site”.

Shopping Mashups for the Holidays

John Musser, December 6th, 2007

Of the the 2565 mashups listed here just over 9% are tagged “shopping”. That’s 338 shopping mashups. Each week we see a variety of the 33 e-commerce APIs used for interesting forms of shopping applications and this past week’s been no exception. The e-commerce API segment is so active that we’ve created a new section [...]

eBay Serves 5 Billion API Calls Each Month

John Musser, November 19th, 2007

The first of the Web 2.0 APIs came from eBay back in November 2000 and they’ve come a long way in the 7 years since then. Our eBay API Profile is one of the most frequently visited on ProgrammableWeb. As you can see in this recent post from the eBay Developer’s Blog comes some interesting [...]

eBay Tops Web 2.0 Developer Survey

John Musser, June 25th, 2007

eBay topped five other leading Web 2.0 developer programs including Yahoo, Amazon, Google, PayPal, and Microsoft in a study published this month by Evans Data Corporation. The 34 page report entitled “Developer’s Choice: Web 2.0 Developer Programs” is based on a recent survey of 400 developers and is available at the EDC site, free registration [...]

PayPal API Goes Mobile

John Musser, June 14th, 2007

The PayPal API has gone mobile this week with the announcement of PayPal Mobile Checkout. Using this new WAP 2.0-based platform mobile phone users can perform checkouts on mobile sites much like they do with PayPal on regular ecommerce sites. This picks-up from our report earlier this week on the new eBay APIs and shows [...]

eBay’s New APIs

John Musser, June 12th, 2007

eBay kicked of their eBay Developer’s Conference 2007 yesterday with a big set of product announcements. What’s new? From their announcement:

eBay Shopping Web Services: a suite of faster, more responsive APIs that makes searching on eBay significantly faster and allows developers to easily create buying applications
New JavaScript and Flash Developer Centers – making it easier [...]

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