Ebay API... Can't really think of much.

After talking about the fact that the Ebay API has been made “free” to access, I had high hopes to make some programs to access it. Well I haven’t had any cool ideas yet about what to do with it.

EBay is quite dynamic, so I can’t integrate it into my Blog statically so I can’t benifit from potentially extra hits that I might get from it from search engines and the like. The only thing I can think of is to provide an AJAX style interface from each of the books that I am showing from Amazon.

I think what it is is that I am not too interested because I don’t think I could make commision from it. I know this isn’t the best reason to do the programs, but I do make my programs to serve my needs first. Take the AJAX Tagger as an example, I created it to help ME give extra information to my readers.

Anyway, if I think of any ideas I will post them here.

Picture of me smiling.

Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

We want people to have the best experience possible on the web without having to install a native app or produce content in a walled garden.

Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.

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