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Is it possible to build an Android app that do Amazon associate?

Discussion in 'Amazon' started by cxy007, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. #1
    Anyone knows?
    SEMrush
     
    cxy007, Feb 10, 2010 IP
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  2. c0py

    c0py Member

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    using the amazon product api, in theory you can build an app for any platform including android.

    Amazon themselves have already created their own Amazon app for the iPhone, i dont have an android powered phone so I'm not sure if there is an Amazon app available for that.
     
    c0py, Feb 11, 2010 IP
  3. hhelen

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    Of course, it is very possible. The API is there for you to do whatever and however you see fit as long as you follow the terms and condition. With the API you can create any app you want to interact with their service. The only problem you'll have though, is that it might not worth spending precious time on - giving that most people use desktop.

    I would focus on desktop and aim to convert more rather that creating a mobile app that might not even perform much.

    Just a thought.
     
    hhelen, Feb 24, 2010 IP
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    markowe Well-Known Member

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    I thought about doing an eBay or Amazon app for Android, Symbian whatever, but the problem is that people don't MAKE purchases via their mobile phones, especially not non-mobile-related ones. Can you imagine anyone buying a plasma TV via a mobile app?!
     
    markowe, Mar 1, 2010 IP
  5. Robineast

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    Android and iPhone are very popular now, you can build an android app site by amazon api
     
    Robineast, Mar 10, 2010 IP
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    rooney.03 Banned

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    #6
    Yes its possible .
     
    rooney.03, Mar 12, 2010 IP
  7. woz2

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    #7
    How about just hyperlinking to start with?


    ...assuming your layout/main.xml has:


      <TextView
            android:id="@+id/Ad"  
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"  
            android:text="dummy"  
            android:layout_width="fill_parent"/> 
    
    Code (markup):
    ...then something like:


    @Override
        public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
            TextView theText;
            super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
            setContentView(R.layout.main);
    
    
    
    
            
            theText = (TextView) findViewById(R.id.Ad);
            linkText = "...buy a <a href='http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1430231564/309407659021-20'>book about learning Java using Android as an example</a>.";
            theText.setText(Html.fromHtml(linkText));
            theText.setMovementMethod(LinkMovementMethod.getInstance());
        }
    Code (markup):

    More details at my tutorial http://code.google.com/p/android-java-tutorial/wiki/StageTwo
     
    woz2, Apr 19, 2012 IP
  8. reelstuff

    reelstuff Active Member

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    I would question the effectiveness of such an app, both in getting approved and perhaps encountering resistance from the Amazon program itself, I suspect that in the future this will in fact be something that will gain popularity, however as others pointed out, most people feel more comfortable ordering from a desktop.

    Still its an interesting topic.
     
    reelstuff, Oct 18, 2012 IP
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    yes you can..
    You can integrate it.
    Use php as gateway from amazon to android may help..
     
    blackemerald, Oct 20, 2012 IP