Beta 1 Custom Product Search:
Today I added a new widget in the right toolbar that uses Google’s Custom Search API. It’s indexing a bunch of bitcoin-focused trading sites, including the Bitcoin forums. The thought here was that if you search Google.com’s home page for laptops, it sucks pretty hard. So I decided to make a tweaked search engine, so you could find your results faster.
Beta 2 Craigslist Crawler (Daily):
When you post to Craigslist and include “Bitcoin” / “Bitcoins” in your post (“I accept payment in Bitcoin, for example.”), it will be posted on the left in the Bitcoin Classifieds. So long as that post is included on my list of topics and categories (see below), it will show up in the classifieds section the following morning. (Eventually I plan on automating this pulling/posting of data down to the hour or so.) Hit me up in IRC if you have any suggestions. IRC Name: spenvo (Update: Still working out kinks on this, it’s far from perfect.)
About the Classifieds:
Here’s a list of the Craigslist areas I’m crawling for the word Bitcoin in the “For Sale” Category and the “Gigs” Category. It’s a sampling taken from around the world. If you’d like to add your area to the list, hit me up on Twitter. You don’t have to post to Craigslist to show up in the Classifieds, simply submit your post here.
Little Rock, Denver, Orlando, Boston Kansas City, Nashville, Phoenix, Seattle, New York, Antelope Valley, Central LA, Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, SF Valley, Westside-SouthBay, Cape Cod/Islands, South Coast, Western Massachusetts, Worcester / Central MA, Boise, East Idaho, Lewiston / Clarkston, Twin Falls, Central NJ, Jersey Shore, Bangladesh, Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Xi’an, Guam-Micronesia, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai (Madras), Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kerala, Kokata (Calcutta), Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Surat Surat, Iran
Beta 3 Find Stuff with Wishlist:
The “Find Bitcoin Stuff – Wishlist” will notify you via email when it finds the products you are searching for. The Wishlist will search all of the well known locations (www.biddingpond.com, Marketplace Forums, etc.) and more. On that note, the service is still in beta, so try it and see if we missed your item. If we did miss it, please let me know. More cool stuff is on the way, I promise.
Update: Thanks for your submissions! First email notifications sent out!