The use of Augmented Reality in mobile app development is gaining momentum very quickly. eBay just introduced its first AR features into the Android mobile app.
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To support the world’s largest internet marketplace, eBay tackles technical challenges at a scale that few others have. With this blog, we share our experiences working on those challenges with the technical community.
When you search on eBay and there are many matching listings, how does eBay figure out which ones to rank at the top? One key ingredient is to determine how well the listing matches the intent of the query.
Searching for a new specification for our API contracts: the WHYs, WHATs, HOWs on OpenAPI adoption and our journey so far, including feature highlights and a discussion on the exciting possibilities.
For many years, eBay has provided the ability to sell items to benefit a given charity or nonprofit organization through our eBay for Charity program. Now eBay sellers can list an item and have the funds raised credited to their favorite Event, Team, and/or Participant.
eBay uses various marketing channels to funnel new and existing customers to the site, and one of them is the eBay affiliate program. This article talks about a way to contextually advertise on our affiliate sites based on the content on the page.
The search engine plays an essential role in e-Commerce: it connects the user's need with a set of relevant items based on a query. This is not a simple task; millions of queries per second need to be processed over possibly billions of items, and it is expected that every query will be executed in just a few hundred milliseconds using limited resources. In this article, we show how we improved eBay's search engine efficiency by over 25%, inspired by a technique coming from web search.
Elasticsearch is an open source search and analytic engine based on Apache Lucene that allows users to store, search, analyze data in near real time. While Elasticsearch is designed for fast queries, the performance depends largely on the scenarios that apply to your application, the volume of data you are indexing, and the rate at which applications and users query your data. This document summarizes the challenges as well as the process and tools that the Pronto team builds to address the challenges in a strategic way. It also shows certain results of benchmarking various configurations for illustration.
HTTPS is not just about security. There are many benefits that come along with it. One such benefit is access to modern technologies. Check out how eBay leverages some of these new technologies that HTTPS opens up.
As one of the accessibility champions in our company and a digital inclusion proponent, I have always tried to explore new avenues to improve accessibility across the different platforms that we support. According to the World Bank, 15% of the world’s population has some type of disability. Adding accessibility features makes using mobile apps easier for all users, not just those with disabilities.
Many companies want to offer their products and services as both web and native experiences -- so-called multi-screen application development. Application development on various devices is historically siloed. The eBay Experience Service interface abstracts most business logic/knowledge away from clients to provide new functionality to native and web apps with minimum or no client code change.
At eBay, we’ve completely transformed how we build web applications, starting with the transition from a Java-based stack to a Node.js-based stack. Node.js has enabled teams to move faster, and it offers an abundant ecosystem of tools and libraries that are essential to modern web application development.