The eBay API SDK for Perl by Tim Keefer aims to simplify the programmatic interface into the eBay APIs. SDK classes include Trading API to authenticate access, Finding API to obtain eBay's next search options, Shopping API to access public eBay data, and Merchandising API to search available items on eBay considered popular among buyers. To configure the SDK information related to YAML and eBay credentials are available.
Google has announced the upcoming shutdown of Google App Maker. Google App Maker is a low-code, G Suite development tool that allows businesses to fill gaps in their business workflows and operations. Google has cited "low usage" as the primary reason for shutting down the tool.
Online invoicing and time tracking service FreshBooks has a revolutionary new feature for developers using its FreshBooks API: an opportunity to make money through the company's current customer base. Through the program, developers can charge users a monthly fee, which is tacked on to what subscribers are already paying FreshBooks. The solution, another revenue stream for FreshBooks and a rare one for developers, marks a potential new approach for software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and one FreshBooks thinks has a bright future.
Looking through our directory of travel APIs and getting lost? That's no surprise; we've cataloged 168 of them so far. Fortunately, Valentin Dombrovsky, CEO of Travelatus did a great service by focusing on the 5 he says, "are the ones that offer interesting opportunities for your site—no matter who you are, an OTA, an airline or a hotel chain, for example." Writing for Tnooz, the magazine that talks travel tech, his 5 picks are rome2rio, DealAngel, Evature, Flightstats, and InKnowledge's Taxi Fare Calculator.