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Show information about the current piece of software/game (giveaway) available for free at Giveaway of the Day (http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/).

They have banner that you insert when triggering the Instant Answer. I think it should it be triggered, when searching for "giveaway of the day" or "free giveaway" ect.

That banner can be found here:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/spread-t...

They also have some kind of API-ish "feed" here:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/gfs/

Unfortunately they seem to require a logo being placed on the SERP. I'm not sure that a favicon is enough.(?)

Oh, they have a "Partner program" here:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/spread-t...
• posted 5 years and 4 months ago Needs a Developer

anonymous
Uhmm... okay, so I was too hasty before... I though the "Partner Program" was a way for you guys to a little more revenue... Well, it's not. : ( SO nevermind that part. : )

Except from that this plugin would still rock.
posted by [UserVoice ScreapDK] • 5 years and 4 months ago Link
yegg
No worries! Thanks for the followup--it would still be a great plugin! :)
posted by yegg Staff5 years and 4 months ago Link
bradmccormack
There is XML to consume
http://export.giveawayoftheday.com/index...


<items>
<item>
<id>56789</id>
<name>filesearchy-pro</name>
<unix_timestamp>1414494001</unix_timestamp>
<gmt_date>2014-10-28 07:00:01</gmt_date>
<content>
<![CDATA[
<p>FileSearchy Pro is a quick and convenient utility to find files on your computer. Instantly find files by name or make advanced searches in file contents, date and size. Supports search inside many popular file formats (including PDF, MS Office, eBook documents).</p><p>Highlights the found text in file names and contents. Simple multi-tabbed interface.</p>
]]>
</content>
<title>
<![CDATA[ FileSearchy Pro 1.3 ]]>
</title>
<excerpt>
<![CDATA[
<p>FileSearchy Pro is a quick and convenient utility to find files on your computer. Instantly find files by name or make advanced searches in file contents, date and size. Supports search inside many popular file formats (including PDF, MS Office, eBook documents).
]]>
</excerpt>
<size>
<![CDATA[ 16.3 MB ]]>
</size>
<sys_req>
<![CDATA[
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Administrative privileges for instant search
]]>
</sys_req>
<url>http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/filesear...</url>
<download_link>http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download...</download_link>
<download_mirror1>http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/download...</download_mirror1>
<download_mirror2/>
<lifespan>1</lifespan>
<screenshot>
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/wp-conte...
</screenshot>
<price>
<![CDATA[ $24.95 ]]>
</price>
<homepage>http://www.filesearchy.com/</homepage>
<publisher>
<![CDATA[ Midlinesoft ]]>
</publisher>
</item>

Just show the first item. I think it would be nicer to show the screenshot , title, excerpt and a download link rather than the banner. I guess just put there logo somewhere where it makes sense in the link.

I'm new to duck duck go so I have reading to do but this is how I would approach it.
posted by bradmccormack 4 years and 1 month ago Link