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Jeff Barr

Author: Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.

Shopping Star

Shopping Star is a complete desktop shopping application. The product supports browsing through all 6 ECS-enabled Amazon sites, includes a price tracking function, and allows for the creation of private libraries. Install the Java 5.0 runtime environment and then start Shopping Star by clicking here.

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Amazon ECS.Net Library

AmazonECS.Net is a free, open source .Net library. The library was used to build the DVDs Universe site. Classes are provided to represent many ECS search and lookup operations including requests for item details, new releases, browse node children, browse node paths, similar items, top sellers, and the shopping cart. The site also includes demos […]

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CoverPop.com – 1000 Amazon Products on One Page

Krazy Dad Jim Bumgardner has managed to squeeze up to 1000 Amazon products into a single dynamic web page, and he has called the result Cover Pop. What’s more, he has individual pages for a number of product categories including Horror DVDs, Cult Movies, Classical Music, Drums, and Guitars (who knew there were so many […]

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Taskable – Amazon Catalog in the System Tray

Taskable is a  unique application.  It runs in the Windows system tray, making it presence known with a little face: When the face is clicked, Taskable springs into action, displaying data pulled from RSS feeds, OPML feed lists, and from the Amazon catalog in a no-nonsense hierarchical form: Taskable can be downloaded for free at […]

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Amazon Historical Pricing Service Released

The Amazon Historical Pricing web service gives developers direct, programmatic access to over three years of actual sales data for books, music, videos, and DVDs sold by third-party sellers on Amazon.com. Third-party sellers can use this data to make pricing decisions based on historical prices and market trends. Access to this data costs $499 per […]

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Ning Does Amazon!

The freshly released Ning application environment includes a set of APIs to access AWS. The API is rather lean and mean at the moment — it includes ItemSearch and ItemLookup calls, along with some methods for dealing with search results of various types. You will need developer-level access to Ning in order to find and […]

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aytozon – Comparison shop across Amazon and eBay

John Krystynak recently released his newest creation, Aytozon.com . By using the APIs provided by Amazon and eBay, Aytozon performs parallel searches on both sites, unifies the results, and presents them in side by side fashion for comparison. The search results are quite interesting. The screen shot at right (click for a larger view) shows […]

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