Register Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Mod Options
Kindle Daily Deal Grabber by BOP5 Details »
Kindle Daily Deal Grabber by BOP5
Mod Version: 2.1.4, by BirdOPrey5 (IB Staff) BirdOPrey5 is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2019 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.x.x Rating: (5 votes - 5.00 average) Installs: 33
Released: 24 Mar 2012 Last Update: 14 Jan 2013 Downloads: 118
Not Supported Uses Plugins Additional Files External Content  



Version 2.1.4

Compatible with VB 3.7.x, VB 3.8.x, and VB 4.x.x.

Now compatible with Amazon.com, Amazon.uk and Amazon.de!

Every day Amazon has "daily deal" on one or more Amazon Kindle ebooks. This deal will usually reduce the price of an ebook to only $0.99 to $1.99, which is a signficant savings off the regular price.

Recently they started including a daily deal for kids or teens as well.

Amazon allows you to sign up for an email notice of the deal but they are notoriously unreliable. Amazon does NOT offer an official RSS feed of the daily deal either.

This mod will grab the info of each daily deal straight from Amazon and post it to your forum as either a new thread or a new post in an existing thread.

VB4 Demo: Kindle Daily Deal at Qapla.com Forum
VB3 Demo: Kindle Daily Deal at Joe's Ultimate Off Topic

You can completely customize how the post will read using an easy replacement system above.

This mod relies on Amazon providing consistent pages and data. In my testing it works the vast majority of the time. However there is no guarantee it will work all the time on every daily deal. I have done my best to always at least provide a link to the deal even if other info is unavailable but I can't guarantee it will always work.

This mod relies on a scheduled task to run daily. Amazon usually posts the deal by 12 AM Pacific Time. You may need to go to Admin CP -> Scheduled Tasks -> Scheduled Tasks Manager to set a more appropriate time for this task to run on your forum. (Sometimes they are late in posting the deal though so I suggest waiting until at least 2AM Pacific Time to run it. )


Affiliate ID: This mod provides the site Admin the option for providing their own Amazon affiliate ID. If no affiliate ID is provided, my affiliate ID will be used.

If you have viglinks or skimlinks installed on your forum be sure you have the option to overwrite amazon affiliate ids turned on- both companies offer this option.


If upgrading from a 1.x version it is strongly recommended you uninstall the old version first. If you do not you will need to manually edit the Post Content settings to the new value.

Please Mark as Installed if you use this.
Donations always appreciated.

Download Now

Only licensed members can download files, Click Here for more information.

Screenshots

Click image for larger version

Name:	kdd_settings_basic.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	97.3 KB
ID:	137260   Click image for larger version

Name:	kdd_vb3thread_multi.jpg
Views:	320
Size:	93.0 KB
ID:	142788   Click image for larger version

Name:	kdd_vb4post_full.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	74.9 KB
ID:	142789  

Show Your Support

  • To receive notifications regarding updates -> Click to Mark as Installed.
  • If you like this modification support the author by donating.
  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
Similar Mod
Mod Developer Type Replies Last Post
Show Thread Enhancements Basic QR Intergraton (2D Barcodes) for VB Threads (QR Pages by BOP5) VB4 BirdOPrey5 vBulletin 4.x Add-ons 70 09 Apr 2013 15:31
Show Thread Enhancements Basic QR Intergraton (2D Barcodes) for VB Threads (QR Pages by BOP5) BirdOPrey5 vBulletin 3.8 Add-ons 11 01 Apr 2012 11:46

  #16  
Old 27 Mar 2012, 19:29
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
I use this mod to make all posts in the same thread:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=261003

Example of how I use it on my forum:
http://www.juot.net/forums/showthrea...t=59771&page=3

So that gets it pretty close. Unless that RSS feed closes down I don't anticipate making one for the app deals.
__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08 Apr 2012, 13:01
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
Updated to 1.03 to deal with when they (Amazon) use HTML tags inside multi-deal titles like they did today.

Like with the last update if you're not concerned about the version number all you need to do is upload the new php file in the /includes/cron/ directory.

However you can follow the full upgrade instructions to have your installed version number updated as well.
__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 15 Apr 2012, 12:23
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
Updated to Version 1.04
-Fixed the problem that showed up today with Amazon using a different image URL for today's deal.
-Pushed the default time back of the cron job about 2 hours. Amazon has been late posting the deal lately causing empty data to be collected.

It is recommended you run the full upgrade procedure.
(Upload an overwrite the php file AND import and overwrite = Yes the product xml file.)
__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 29 Apr 2012, 13:47
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
Updated to 1.06-

Fixes a few changes Amazon has made over the last couple weeks, including this morning's change to the multi-book deal price.

Overwrite all files on upload and re-import xml product file, allow overwrite set to yes.
__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 30 Apr 2012, 16:36
scottct1 scottct1 is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Installed the new version and now its not filling in all the info.

Was working fine before. Here is what a post looks like now.

http://www.satelliteguys.us/chit-cha...ml#post2851241

Kindle Daily Deal for 04-30-2012

Title: After Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilMarilyn Bardsley exposes the naked truth behind the death of Danny Hansford at the hands of his eccentric lover, the iconic Savannah, Georgia, socialite Jim Williams. It's a bizarre, page-turning look at the crime which inspired the best-selling novel and hit movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. By {AUTHOR}



About: Marilyn Bardsley exposes the naked truth behind the death of Danny Hansford at the hands of his eccentric lover, the iconic Savannah, Georgia, socialite Jim Williams. It's a bizarre, page-turning look at the crime which inspired the best-selling novel and hit movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

MSRP: {PRINTPRICE}
Amazon Regular Price: $2.99
Discount: -$2.00
Deal Price: $0.99 (Today Only - 04-30-2012)

Rated: {RATING} of 5 Stars

Buy It Now or Browse Amazon.com.

More...
{LONGDESC}

Language: {LANGUAGE}
# of Pages: {PAGES}
File Size: {FILESIZE}
Published by {PUBLISHER}, on {PUBDATE}.
ISBN Number: {ISBN}
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 30 Apr 2012, 17:18
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
Were you using the full version before? It looks like it would if you replaced the full (but still free) version with this BASIC version.

The full version can only be downloaded from Qapla.com. You will need to upgrade from there too.
__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08 Dec 2012, 16:15
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
Updated to version 2.0- Now supports daily kids/teen deals as well.

Suggest you uninstall any 1.x version before upgrading.
__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10 Dec 2012, 15:54
imported_stefan imported_stefan is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
German Version at 99% maybe ?



You need a tester ?

;-)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10 Dec 2012, 18:29
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
German should be done soon.

Do these translations look OK?

Attached Images
File Type: jpg kdd-german.jpg (50.0 KB, 60 views)
__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.

Last edited by BirdOPrey5; 10 Dec 2012 at 20:29.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10 Dec 2012, 19:00
Shogo Shogo is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Very nice...
Do you planed to make a bot for deal website like : groupon, ibood.com, qoqa.fr,...

Everyday there is a new (or more) deal on those websites.
__________________
http://www.foudeconcours.com
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 10 Dec 2012, 19:33
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
Originally Posted by Shogo View Post
Very nice...
Do you planed to make a bot for deal website like : groupon, ibood.com, qoqa.fr,...

Everyday there is a new (or more) deal on those websites.
Most of those sites I believe have RSS feeds which are easier and less work to setup.

For example I have an RSS feed from woot.com on my forum: http://www.juot.net/forums/showthread.php?t=59842
__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 10 Dec 2012, 20:36
BirdOPrey5's Avatar
BirdOPrey5 BirdOPrey5 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Real name: Joe D.
Updated to Version 2.1.0.

Added support for Amazon.uk and Amazon.de in addition to Amazon.com.

Notes:

When using one of the international sites it is suggested you edit the "Post Template" setting in the mod settings.

The UK version does not have kids/teens deals, but they do have 2 (or more) daily deals. Only the first 2 are supported.

For the UK I suggest using this post template:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.



The German site does only 1 daily deal, there is usually not a second deal so for that site I suggest using this post template (Better German translations would be appreciated- I translated with Google):


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

__________________
-Joe
Former vBulletin.org Staff Member

(@BirdOPrey5) Former vb.org Moderator. Fighting for a free & independent vb.org.
BirdOPrey5.com - Exclusive VB Mods! (Formerly Qapla.com) | Joe's Ultimate Off Topic
Note - I do not read my PMs often, do not expect quick replies.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 10 Dec 2012, 22:39
Shogo Shogo is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
Most of those sites I believe have RSS feeds which are easier and less work to setup.

For example I have an RSS feed from woot.com on my forum: http://www.juot.net/forums/showthread.php?t=59842

Did you published this "rss bot" ?
__________________
http://www.foudeconcours.com
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11 Dec 2012, 00:18
imported_stefan imported_stefan is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
I suggest:


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and for the title


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

Working Example: http://forum.adeba.de/sparen-gratis-...ebote-rabatte/

Thanks a lot for your work. If its works I will be glad to donate or buy something from you.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11 Dec 2012, 00:23
imported_stefan imported_stefan is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
DEALPRICE ist the ammount which you savetoday and not the product price by the way.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Mod Options

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:17.

Layout Options | Width: Wide Color: