The official Google Shopping Content Node.js SDK in Alpha stage access the JSON API, offering opportunities to list ads, drive traffic, and increase sales. It supports authorization with OAuth 2.0. It contains resources to migrate to version 2x, create a service client, generate an authentication URL, upload media, and expose a request object. By Ryan Seys, Engineer at Google working on Android.
Square has launched the Register API for Android only a couple of months after releasing the API for iOS. The API allows developers to build end to end point-of-sale solutions that utilize Square's entire payment platform, or that integrate with third party infrastructure and applications.
Those worried about whether the internet will kill the local retailers have either a positive sign or another reason to worry. Location-based shopping company Retailigence has announced its first round of developer applications. The apps use the Retailigence API to look for products in stock at local stores, by either keyword or barcode. Brick and mortar retailers have long feared similar technology, which could be used to find a better deal online, where there are not the same real estate costs. Retailigence hope to flip that for local retailers, making it easy for consumers to shop locally.