We deployed a new version of MarketGizmos today (8/15/05) that included a bunch of bug fixes as well as the release of our new RSS Viewer/Reader.
The RSS Viewer can now be used to quickly view and see your SearchGizmo results as well as the latest CategoryGizmo feeds. Take a look here.
Having an easy to use RSS Viewer a click away eliminates the need to subscribe to your feeds before you can see its contents and provides some instant gratification If you don't like the results you can edit your search parameters, re-publish the feed manually and then review the feed results before finally subscribing in your RSS Reader.
Also, if you're a member of MarketGizmos you'll notice that when viewing your SearchGizmo RSS feed details we've added a snippet of HTML code that you can place within your eBay item descriptions. If you're a seller and want to promote your items (by using a Seller SearchGizmo for instance) using RSS then simply add the HTML code provided into your listings and you'll be off and running. Go to your MyGizmos page after logging in and then click on the "Subscribe" link in the "Action" column for any of your SearchGizmos and you'll see the HTML code snippet at the bottom of the page.
As always, your feedback is always welcome. Stay tuned for more new product/feature news coming soon...
After taking a quick look at it it really appears Google has a lot of work to do to bring their RSS features up to par with other RSS applications on the market today. It's a start though and at least let's us know that Google appears serious about RSS technology.
We're happy to announce that we've just launched a new CategoryGizmo type - Hot Items! You can now browse some of the hottest items (we define a Hot Item as one with 10 or more bids) on eBay through RSS. Each day we comb the top-level categories on eBay's US, UK, Motors, Australia and India sites and search for items that are showing a high level of bidding activity. We update each feed up to 4 times a day so the information does not get stale.
Click here to view our CategoryGizmos RSS Directory for all feed information. Here's an example of the current hot items in the eBay Motors Passenger Vehicles category.
In short, MarketGizmos offers custom, automated search for eBay and eBay Stores delivered via RSS. That's right, in simple terms, custom RSS feeds for the eBay marketplace has arrived. Registration is simple, fast and FREE!
And, not only can you search the eBay US and eBay Motors sites but also several of the most popular eBay International sites including eBay UK, eBay Canada, eBay Australia and eBay India!
You can read more information about our first two new products, SearchGizmo and CategoryGizmo by visiting our Products page.
We'd like to encourage you to take a look, try out the service and let us know what you think.
And soon we plan on offerening even more RSS support for eBay to not just help Buyers but also Sellers... stay tuned for more exciting news from MarketGizmos!