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Connecting to the iTunes Store. Connecting to the iTunes Store. Connecting to the iTunes Store. MrRaffnix/itunes-api. iTunes Store web service. iTunes - Partner Programs. iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Resources. Table of Contents Document Revision History The following table describes the changes to this document. iTunes Enterprise Partner Feed Overview The Enterprise Partner Feed (EPF) is a bulk data feed comprising all content metadata in the iTunes Store.

iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Resources

Operation Feed Modes iTunes generates the EPF data in two modes: full modeincremental mode The full export is generated weekly and contains a complete snapshot of iTunes metadata as of the day of generation. Downloading the Feed iTunes generates the EPF export and hosts it for download at The feed files are archived into binary files in a compressed PKZip (WinZip) format. ItunesYYYYMMDDHH.zip pricingYYYYMMDDHH.zip matchYYYYMMDDHH.zip where YYYY, MM, DD, and HH represent the year, month, day, and hour when the feed generation started. Apple provides partners with a username and password to download the feed from Ingest Methodology Uncompress the downloaded zip files to create subdirectories containing the data files.

To ingest each file: File Format Perl: iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Resources. The Enterprise Partner Feed, known as the "EPF", is a data feed of every piece of meta data in the iTunes and App Store.

iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Resources

This advanced tool is available to partners who need programmatic access to a large amount of data and have the technical expertise to handle the challenge. Properly integrated the data feed is used to populate a relational database that the affiliate partner can then query at will for descriptions, pricing, links, cover art, last updated and many other relevant pieces of information. While scraping the iTunes Store is banned in the Terms and Conditions the EPF provides all the same information, is the recommended solution, and doesn't take near the effort of scraping. The EPF is available as a full feed once a week and as an incremental feed the other six days of the week. Each feed consists of three files (iTunes, Pricing, Match) that after downloading are to be expanded and ingested. Review the EPF documentation here. RSS Generator. iTunes - Partner Programs - Affiliates. iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Resources - Search API. Table of Contents Overview The Search API allows you to place search fields in your website to search for content within the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store and Mac App Store.

iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Resources - Search API

You can search for a variety of content; including apps, iBooks, movies, podcasts, music, music videos, audiobooks, and TV shows. You can also call an ID-based lookup request to create mappings between your content library and the digital catalog. Developers may use promotional content in the API, including previews of songs, music videos, album art and App icons only to promote store content and not for entertainment purposes. The Affiliate Program allows you to earn a commission on qualifying revenue generated by clicks initiated from your website or app into the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and Mac App Store.

Searching The fully-qualified URL must have the following format: Where parameterkeyvalue can be one or more parameter key and value pairs indicating the details of your query. Notes Legal. iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Resources - Introduction - Search API. The Search API is the easiest advanced affiliate tool to start using and is the logical next step for sites looking to implement an automated way to generate links.

iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store Affiliate Resources - Introduction - Search API

This affiliate tool works by submitting a query into Apple as a specially designed URL, the page that then loads are the results from your query in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format. The Search API doesn't require an account to use so after a quick review of the Search API documentation you can immediately start working with it. Two different types of searches are possible using the Search API.

These are done using a set of parameters to do a search or using an ID to do a look up. You can pass in different parameters to define a search; such as type of entity you are looking for, the media type, related attributes, related terms, etc. If you already have an iTunes Adam ID, an AMG ID or a UPC you can also use the Search API to find relevant information from iTunes for item you are looking up. Connecting to the iTunes Store.