100 Shopping Mashups

John Musser
Sep. 13 2006, 12:12AM EDT

Given the availability of these good APIs from Amazon, eBay and Shopping.com it should be no surprise that "shopping" is a popular mashup theme. As of now there are exactly 100 shopping-related mashups listed here. That's about 7% of the total. Some of the better ones include:

  • iPod Radar: Helps you find iPods and accessories as well as iPod news, blogs, links, software and more. Checking it today I see it integrates Google News feeds with this week's Apple announcements.
  • SecretPrices.com: Comparison shopping site with deal, rebate and coupon information. Customer reviews and product information from Amazon.com, Shopping.com and Epinions.com.
  • NYC Camera Shops: If you ever had problems ordering camera supplies from a vendor in NYC, then this map might be of interest. It plots the locations, along with photos and comments, of dozens of vendors. Not always reputable ones.
  • LivePlasma: A visually rich application that combines the Amazon API to show the relationship between movies, bands, actors, etc. You can go straight from interacting to making purchases.
  • Amazon CLI: A unique browser based command line interface to Amazon.com. Search, browse and purchase Amazon products all via the command line -- welcome to the world of Zero-click shopping. Firefox only. (With update notes from the developer here.
  • Givezilla: An application for creating fundraising eStorefronts built on the Amazon API. Enables non-profit organizations to raise money through online shopping.
  • Frucall: free phone-based price-comparison shopping service for consumers to compare prices and purchase products using their cell phones, anywhere, anytime. Frucall blends the benefits of in-store shopping with the flexible nature of shopping online.
  • CoverPop: Great use of the Amazon toolkit by Jim Bumgardner to combine hundreds of similar Amazon product images merged into a single interactive page. You can buy from here or use his banners in your own site.
  • ActorTracker: Takes feeds of upcoming television shows, movies and celebrity news combined into a shopping experience with merchandise from Amazon and eBay.
John Musser

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ISBN based search for books in Shopping.com is not yielding any results now a days.

I saw, during last week it was giving proper result.

Is there any change in the searching logic of shopping.com

Any one having any update on this?

Rajesh C M

Thanks for this article. It's nice to see so many creative uses of shoppng API.

My own site, 109things, also uses the Amazon API. It tries to be less cluttered than Amazon.com, and includes features like an automatic currency converter, side-by-side product comparisons, and price email alerts.

There's even a mobile version for small screen devices!

http://www.109things.com

aditya

Hey how about www.discountbox.in It is a social media platform around offers. An innovative approach for shoppers to explore discounts, offers & sale around them and for businesses to promote their offers.

Innovative & Creative :)