8/15/2018 9:24:53 AM
eBay developer APIs get udpated
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eBay developer APIs get udpated

Christian Hargrave Christian Hargrave in API Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ebay developer APIs get massive updates with things like Machine Translation API, Translation API, Feed Platform for Buy API, plus a new Image Search API.

eBay has announced in a post on the company's blog that new image recognition technology is now available for developers with their Search API in conjunction with a host of new API updates. The new RESTful API is open source that utilizes the Linux Foundation's OpenAPI specifications. In the blog post, eBay says that the new eBay API was developed "To further their commitment to deliver innovative experiences for their buyers and sellers" which means "having new and updated APIs and a broadened developer strategy."

Updates to Ebay's developer APIs include:

Buy APIs: Developers now have access to their Buy APIs (Feed, Search, Item, Checkout, Order, and Marketing) in the US, UK, and Germany. More geographies are coming soon.

Inventory API: Developers will now be able to migrate all of a seller’s listings to the Inventory model in one shot, instead of migrating them in small batches. They have also added bulk endpoints for all entities so developers can serve large sellers efficiently.

Trading API: Developers can now remove variations from MSKU listings that have transactions. This will help sellers ensure that the listings are compliant with their Product-Based Shopping Experience by adding products from the eBay catalog to the variation. Sellers can also now remove the secondary category, best offer, and charity from their existing listings.

Fulfillment API: This API is now available in eight additional territories including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Australia, France, Italy and Spain. Plus, they have updated the Fulfillment API in Australia to support the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

In addition, the company reports also adding new APIs to the portfolio including Developer Analytics and Limited Release APIs.

"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with eBay. Their commitment to the latest version of the OpenAPI Specification is another example of how the OAS has evolved to become the defacto standard in API design," said OpenAPI Initiative Business Governing Chair Ole Lensmar. "The entire OpenAPI community benefits when innovative companies like eBay build their brand on top of open source standards and reinvest the efficiencies back to the development of the specification."

Ebay's developer API will also include:

Machine Translation API: Recognizing how difficult it is to build a localized site for China, we’re giving developers access to eBay’s English-to-Mandarin machine translation service that powers item title and description, and Mandarin-to-English translations for search queries. This is the first capability in our new Machine Translation API, and we plan to expand to other languages and contexts in the future.

Feed Platform for Buy APIs: This major new capability in our Buy API allows authorized developers to curate, mirror, and surface eBay inventory at scale. Our developers can now store and synchronize millions of eBay items on their site, staying up-to-date with those listings as they change on eBay.

Read more: https://www.ebayinc.com/stories/news/introducing-e...

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