Developers’ FAQ

This is the FAQ section where we have gathered the most common questions regarding Showmybuy integration and the Showmybuy API.

WHAT’S A MINIMAL INSTALLATION OF SHOWMYBUY?

The smallest installation of Showmybuy takes about 30 minutes and is completed by adding a few lines of Javascript on the webshop’s orderconfirmation page. It’s a great way to try out Showmybuy’s marketing performance. If you decide to continue using Showmybuy and get a high volume of rewards to handle we strongly recommend implementing automatic reward handling.

WHERE DO I GET DEVELOPER SUPPORT?

We are happy to help you with your integration! Send us an email on support@showmybuy.com and our development team will help you with your problem.

YOUR SERVER CODE EXAMPLES ARE WRITTEN IN PHP.
DO YOU SUPPORT OTHER LANGUAGES SUCH AS
.NET, JAVA, RUBY AND PYTHON?

Yes, we support all of them and more. To communicate with the Showmybuy API you simply encode and decode JSON messages over standard HTTPS. If JSON isn’t supported natively by your preferred language there are many 3rd party implementations out there.

I HAVE INTEGRATED A WEBSHOP BUT THE SHOWMYBUY DEAL IS NOT SHOWING.

Probably your webshop account has not put any deal online yet. Tell a webshop account user, with access to the deal editor, to create a deal and put it online. Check the response of the loaded javascript which will inform you of the state of the deal you are trying to load.

I HAVE UPDATED A DEAL BUT THE OLD VERSION
IS STILL SHOWING IN MY WEBSHOP

This is due to caching. Reloading the Showmybuy scripts and content at each shopping page would put unnessesary load on the Showmybuy infrastructure. Simply refresh your page to see the updated deal. New visitors to your site will see the current version of your deal.

DO YOU SUPPORT MOBILE WEBSITES?

Yes! The Showmybuy flyout renders well in both Iphones and Android phones.