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Category: Cool Sites

Blackboard Learning Management System

Concord USA has developed and released, free-of-charge, an Amazon course item module for colleges and schools that use the learning management system from Blackboard Inc. This module allows course developers to include books and other items from amazon.com in their Blackboard online courses. Here’s how they describe their product: The easy-to-install Concord Masterfile software module […]

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ECS-Powered Screen Saver

Software Poetry has produced the ECS-powered Amazon Screen Saver. Here’s what they have to say: Our free Amazon Screen Saver starts by getting a list of popular books from a random category at Amazon.com. After showing these for awhile, it begins wandering through Listmania lists, following titles to discover something new every time it runs. […]

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Major Updates at AWZone

There are a number of new features over at the AWS Zone: The three scratchpads (SOAP, REST, and Code) have been combined in to a single universal scratchpad. Support for France and Canada has been added. The international scratchpads now support code generation. Upgraded to use the newest WSDL (2005-03-23) and the new features therein. […]

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Amaztype

The Amaztype application uses Amazon cover art to create a visual representation of any word, using titles which match that word. Very cool, requires Flash. Click on the background to zoom in, and hover the cursor over any cover to view more details.

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Zuggest — Dynamic Amazon Query

Francis Shanahan has developed Zuggest, a novel approach to searching the Amazon catalog. Simply enter your query, and Zuggest will make a call to ECS every couple of seconds and update the display accordingly. Zuggest is an example of a so-called “Ajax” application, using a combination of asynchronous calls to ECS and direct processing of […]

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Dealazon.com

The new ECS-powered dealazon.com site displays the best deals (products with the highest discounts) from a number of Amazon categories, including Electronics, Kitchen, Toys, Tools, Books, Music, DVDs,  and Jewelry & Watches. The site also offers RSS feeds for each type of deal. 

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Music Plasma becomes Live Plasma

The ECS-powered Music Plasma site has morphed into the more powerful and more general Live Plasma. Music Plasma was used to search and browse the Amazon music catalog. Live Plasma builds on this to allow searching music and movies. It also features a multilingual user interface, a more interesting visual presentation (including product images), and […]

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AWS Zone C# Code Generator

The AWS Zone now includes a code generator! The generated code provides a complete, ready-to-compile example of how to make a call to ECS. The generator now supports C#; other languages will be added in the future. Here’s all you have to do to generate some code for the ECS 4.0 ItemSearch operation: Visit the […]

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