With Amazon Product Advertising AWS Java SDK, developers can build applications with the aim to increase the profit of a new business using AWS advertising, marketing, and product features. Using the SDK could supplement the value of an application, due to the AWS services that include unlimited cloud storage with Amazon S3, resizable clouding with Amazon EC2, and query data with Amazon SimpleDB. In the site, users can see a tips and tricks guide and a developer guide. Both sets of instructions display features to build apps, use features, and integrate resources. An API reference is available in HTML with sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.
Last month, GraphEffect announced an API that allows multiple parties/companies to collaborate on projects using their own marketing/collaboration tools. Now, GraphEffect has launched another platform, Shift.com, that empowers applications to communicate with each other.
Lately we're seeing a lot more talk about API monetization. Last week we covered TweetPhoto's efforts at encouraging developers to use the TweetPhoto API through a transactional payment model (one penny or so for each photo uploaded via the API). Last month we covered Bandsintown, which provides affiliate earnings via use of its Bandsintown API. And more recently Touchnote announced an affiliate payment model (with a whopping 30% royalty) for developers working with its image API.