update: Award Coverage at eBay's blog
EarthLink won one of the Star Developer Awards given to a handful of eBay developers under various categories. We were in the Affiliates Program category and James and I got to go up on stage to accept the award for our teams amidst very good company, such as Andale and Yahoo Small Business. We shook the hands of Paypal and eBay executives, including eBay CEO Meg Whitman.
If you're ever curious to see some of the things we do with eBay, consider heading over to My EarthLink, register for a free account if you don't already have one, and take a peek at the "My eBay" feature. This uses the eBay XML API. It's likely one of the sexiest insanely usable tiny auction tracking tools out there. I'm just sayin' :)
You might also take a look at our Google Search: the bottom of the page features "shopping results" for terms users search for, which are partly powered by eBay. This feature uses the eBay REST API, which eBay launched in late 2004.
For the first time in 10 years, the portal is open to everyone. By the same process, you get to reserve for free your very own email@example.com EarthLink Identity, which instantly gives you a SIP address to send and receive online calls.
Shouts out to the mpire.com guys. We chatted with them a bit at the conference, they've built a comprehensive online tool for eBay sellers to manage all aspects of their eBay business. Their stuff sounded very cool.
uhmmmkay. enough plugging ... for the next couple of posts at least. really!