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internetnews.com: Ebay Frees Its Developer API

Nov 14, 2005, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Erin Joyce)

"Once upon a time, developers who needed to access eBay's application programming interfaces in order to connect to the auction giant's selling platform had to pay. No more. As of today, Ebay will no longer charge for their use.

"'The reason we're doing this is [because] we've been very successful in terms of acquiring developers and having them add value to eBay buyers and sellers and we wanted to continue that success,' Greg Isaacs, director of the eBay developers program, told internetnews.com. 'Our slogan is now innovation without barriers. We've now removed the economic barriers...'"

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