When Amazon recently implemented what it calls "efficiency guidelines" in its Amazon Product Advertising API, the online retail giant took some developers by surprise. The change was meant to limit access to sites that did not send buying customers. However, a change to your code is required to ensure that you receive the correct level of access. Those that didn't make the change were subjected to the lowest limits. For some, that meant lost revenue--both to the developer and Amazon.
Magento is a platform designed to help businesses host and grow their ecommerce presence. Their user dashboard displays data sets concerning product performance, statistics, and general account maintenance. However, the native service lacks in psychographic analysis that modern online portals require to be successful.
Ten more APIs have been added to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories including eCommerce, Auto, and Marketing. Highlights include the Sonos API for home sound automation and the Arcentry API for architectural diagram creation. Here's a look at what is new for developers.