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eBay integration - showing eBay ads and user's current Items?

3stripe3stripe ✭✭
edited November 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Just wondering if this is possible - eg an add-on that shows a users current eBay items on their account page?

Or even their "Ending soon" items as text links in their signature?

Also, what about hooking up with the eBay affiliate API or eBay Editor Kit, to display keyword related eBay item ads, or refer on new users & bidders etc.. anyone had a shot at this?

Interested to hear your thoughts, the API looks pretty simple and comes in PHP flavour and well as others.

If you're up for tackling the add-ons there could be some very good karma and/or financial incentive from my good self.




  • BUMPTY BUMPY. Iv ejust got got back from pub and pssied. has got some ebay ads active though :)
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited November 2006
    So, how would I write an extension that asks for your eBay user id, saves it, and then displays your "Current Items" feed on your profile page.. going to spell it out for myself I think...

    1. Store eBay user id - use Predefined Attributes add-on
    2. Insert into RSS feed query string
    3. Display feed, including images, on users accounts page
    4. Display 2 or 3 text links from feed in users signature NOT REQUIRED
  • This is beyond me... I know that the FlickFeed add-on does kinda what I need but there's no way I can do this on my own. Anyone else interested in this kind of thing?
  • edited November 2006
    /me strokes 3stripe on his solo quest Maybe if i get ridiculously bored later in the night I'll give it a shot. I have quite a few films lined up though.
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited November 2006
    Why thank you. I'm starting to realise I might have to offer some monetary incentives for this project - we've got some new web developers at my work though so I might ask them as well.... Anyhows here's a sample eBay rss feed... the extension would replace "3stripe" with the eBay user id that's saved by the Prefined Attributes add-on I guess... Maybe a better example is as this dude is actually selling something... Just noticed they've got tables INSIDE the rss feed. Jesus!
  • edited November 2006
    Sorry 3stripe, I would be very happy to help with that kind of thing, but I am quite busy.

    Do you have php5 with the curl, SimpleXML and xpath extensions install on your server. With them, it is really easy to use an api. Or if you can use rss, using Magpie is also simple.

    For displaying the info, on the account page, just look at extensions like MyGamerCard extension or the Role History extension.
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited November 2006
    Hi Dinoboff, no worries! Well, I wouldn't write an API, no way ho-zay. But you can use RSS so I think Magpie is the way to go, which is why I was examing the FlickrFeed add-on to see how that worked... If you actually extracted the Magpie parsing script from the Feed-Reader add-on and inserted into something like the FlickrFeed add-on, you'd be 80% there I think...
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited November 2006
    Mini, you still up for this? I'm still stuck. Boo! decided to have another shot

    If you took the rss reader from FeedReader and merged it into the Flickr extension that displays a feed on your account page, that would be it sorted I reckon. I can probably hack and paste it from their to make the feed customisable depending on your location, shoe size etc....

    PS. Dinoboff, MyGamerCard has a typo... "You can add your Gamer Card to your Profil." :)
  • Hmm, so FeedReader uses "$Panel->AddListItem" to add items directly to the panel, I want the eBay items to appear outwith the panel, on the other side... so I'd need to store the items in an array or something?
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited November 2006
  • So have yuo done it? Or is that a mockup? Work's pretty busy today i'm afraid.
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited November 2006
    Used the LatestBlog 1.0 Beta add-on and made a few changes... live at (not my real eBay items tho cos I ain't got any) Need to add caching of the feed next, not sure about that one... And then do a general feed that takes the eBay ids of every user on the forum to display a master feed on the homepage!
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  • Yeah I saw that... needs some work still!
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