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Amazon Prime Search

by Jeff Barr | on | in Cool Sites | | Comments

Superstar developer John Krystynak  (he also built Texsy and Aytozon) dropped me a little “by the way” about his latest creation, the Amazon Prime Finder.

Amazon Prime, for those of you who don’t know, is our “all you can eat” (or read, or listen to) shipping plan. After payment of an annual fee, all of your eligible purchases are shipped using two-day shipping at no further cost.

John notes that he was inspired by Alan Taylor’s use of JavaScript and JSON to call Amazon ECS directly from the browser. John told me:

It’s one of the simplest things I’ve done – but I’ve got a ton of people who are happier with it than anything else.  Really credit goes to Kokogiak, because I just modified his stuff and added the “Amazon Prime” search parts.

One of my Amazon buddies told me:

His Prime hack is awesome.  My mom has been asking me about something like this for months, so I sent it to her.  He’ll get some nice fees from her alone.

— Jeff;

PS – Given the intriguing domain name hosting Amazon Prime Finder, I don’t think we’ve heard the last from John.