Sunday, October 03, 2004
Amazon Light: Basically, The Opposite Of Amazon Lite
A Welsh View points out Amazon Light 4.0, an advanced Amazon interface based on Amazon's API. It's no Amazon Lite, since it lets you do all these things while searching the books database:
- Buy the item from Amazon.com
- Add the item to an Amazon.com Wishlist
- Send URL to a friend with GMail
- Set up a DropCash Campaign
- Send URL and Title to your Blog on Blogger
- Send URL and Title to your Del.Icio.Us Account
- Lookup a book at your Local Library
- Find the same item at Netflix (DVD/Video)
- Look up an Artist on iTunes (Music)
- Google Print Excerpts - If a book happens to have an excerpt on Google Print, a link to that excerpt is included in the description. (Example here)
- Wishlists - Search for a person's wishlist by email or name
- Wishlist Widget - Generates a script to place your own Wishlist on any web page
- GiftLists - Based on a given wishlist, a list of suggested gifts
- Relevant Links (from Yahoo & Google) - Related News and Websites (not ads)
- Subcategory Filtering - narrow your search from "DVD" to "DVD/animation"
- Feed Builder - create your own RSS feed for nearly any page. Track lists, ranks, prices, more.
- Settings - Choose an Associate ID, a Library near you, and more
The more API-based sites developers put together, the better for everybody. Why do you thing Google Blogoscoped keeps asking for a Google Images API?