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.
There's always been a little annoyance on the end of affiliate APIs, those that pay developers money for referring buyers. In exchange for a potential sale, developers have to send their users to the company's site to complete the transaction. In the future, many of those purchasers will be able to remain using the developer's application for the length of the sale. We're a step closer to that future with a new release from API management company Mashery (a ProgrammableWeb sponsor). Mashery customers can now process transactions through their APIs, which means the potential for applications with lower barriers between a customer and a sale. And yes, that little annoyance at the end of affiliate APIs could be going away.
Ticketbud, online ticket sales platform, is now beta testing the first Ticketbud API. Ticketbud allows users to create and manage ticket sales for any event. Although the platform allows event creation, the API is read only for the beta period. Ticketbud simplifies event management into five easy to follow steps: 1) create event 2) add tickets 3) publish event 4) promote event 5) manage event entry. Although the API is not ready to incorporate all five steps, Ticketbud is headed in that direction.
This article is the third of a three part series from MLSDev that shows you how to build an eCommerce API using Ruby on Rails. In this part, readers are shown how to secure their online store by implementing registration and authorization. A Github project accompanies this series.