I’m very busy at the moment, that’s why we hadn’t an update for a long time. I added the vertical layout type for one of our users.

By the way: amazon is promoting a new kind of ads: build-in shops. Nice thing for people not knowing how to use web services. I hope, you use bookalizer instead to supporte the good cause.

There is a new layout type available for the bookalizer: „Details“. With that type, you can display a book ad including the average customer rating and the product description. In addition, there is an auto-scrolling configured for the surrounding DIV because you have problems with the different ad sizes otherwise and a larger image of the book cover is displayed. Please find the example below. Feedback is always appreciated! Try it

History: the charitable organisation Clever Spenden e.V. who is running bookalizer.com was planning a German site to offer sports bets. The site was already developed under tippspende.de, but the German laws were against us! We would have violated the law by launching the site and offering bets. So we skipped the whole idea. There is an interesting book that helped me a lot with the concerning legal questions. Please find the book below as an example for the new layout type of bookalizer (unfortunatly, there is no amazon description available for that book).

I added some references of sites using bookalizer. A large Austrian bank was using the service for a few days as far as I can see out of the log files. But suddenly the log entries disappeared. What a pitty … that would have been a nice reference …

I saw in the web that some people isn’t using the scripts in a correct way. They pass „undefined“ as amazon tag to the service. This makes no sense although the link is working. I fixed this by replacing „undefined“ by the amazon tag that is bound to the good cause. I think that’s fair.

First version of English speaking web front end. The language is not related to the markets! The following markets are supported:

  • amazon.de – Germany
  • amazon.com – USA
  • amazon.co.uk – United Kingdom
  • amazon.fr – France
  • amazon.ca – Canada

A lot of request are coming from Englisch speaking people, so I switch the blog language.

The new version of bookalizer is now prepared to word for amazon.de, amazon.fr, amazon.co.uk and amazon.com. Further localization (Englisch interface) is prepared. There were also minor bugfixes.

A few day ago, bookalizer was listet on http://www.programmableweb.com as Mashup of the day. Not so bad.