Google Checkout Button Generator
November 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment
Last friday we released an HTML API for Google Checkout.
This is a middle ground between the pregenerated static ‘Buy Now’ Buttons and the XML API that most people would implement on the server side. You just build a form with a list of hidden fields and an image to represent the button. No more XML, HMAC_SHA1 signature or Base64 encoding needed.
Use it at your own risk: it’s very much a work in progress.
What is does is let you dump your catalog in CSV format in a textarea, specify your merchantId, then generate one Google Checkout Button per product. Each button has a textarea next to it with the html code for the button, for easy copying and pasting to a web page.
- set default values for some fields that you will then be able to omit from the csv
- be able to customize each button individually
- Open source the code
This little page could come in handy for small merchants using static html pages for their catalog: get a cvs dump of your catalog, maybe tweaking it to have the required columns, press the generate button, copy and paste in your web page.
I’m interested in feedback: what other functionalities would you need from this app?