I am developing an OSX Mountain Lion eBay application that polls the eBay API to get TimeLeft data from the WishList and BidList and then if auctions are about to end it will display them along with the time left in the OSX Notification Center.
The reason I developed this is because I couldn't find a simple app that ran in the menu bar to do this. I am thinking that since this app is useful to me that others may also find it useful. Therefore I am considering publishing the app on the Mac App Store.
I have a few questions related to this endeavor.
- I understand there is an eBay API limit to 5000 calls a day. The default setting for my app to poll would be every 5 minutes so I estimate 288 calls a day per user. To increase this limit I would need to pass the Compatible Application Check process and get the compatible application logo. Would an application like this have trouble getting certified?
- Since this app will run in the menu bar there is no good place to have the compatible application logo. Is it necessary to include this logo?
- When my app sends a notification to OSX the message is shown with a small 16x16 application icon. As I understand it this would be too small to show the eBay logo. Would it be okay to display the favicon.ico from the website instead?
Thanks for your time.