GR-Notify 2.0E-Business and Web Science Research Group

GR-Notify is a light-weight Web service and an API where you can register your online shop with structured product data to the Web of Linked Open Data (LOD). The service stores your URIs and forwards them to Semantic Web search engines and Linked Data endpoints. You can expect several benefits from announcing your Web shop through this service. Among others, a new distribution channel can be established which translates into visibility gains for your product offers.

Warning: This tool or project is no longer maintained and kept available only for archival purposes. Since GoodRelations and schema.org have evolved significantly in the past years, the current status available on this page is unlikely to function as expected. We take no responsibility for any damage caused by the use of this outdated work, to the extent legally possible.

Due to a lack of resources, we are unable to provide support for this project outside of consulting projects or sponsored research. Please contact us if you can contribute resources to update and enhance these resources.

What content are we able to process?

The URIs may be

  1. HTML+Microdata and HTML+RDFa pages with information about business entities or products
  2. XML sitemaps which point to pages ad (1)
  3. RDF/XML site dumps

REST API

In addition to the HTML form above, you can submit URIs via an HTTP GET request

http://gr-notify.appspot.com/submit?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.doe.com&contact=john%40doe.com&agent=customshoppingcart

where (uri: http://shop.doe.com, contact: john@doe.com, agent: customshoppingcart).

On success, the HTTP response header will look something similar to as indicated below

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Length: 0
X-Status: Success
...

Contact

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin Hepp
E-Business and Web Science Research Group, Chair of General Management and E-Business
Universitaet der Bundeswehr Munich
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
D-85579 Neubiberg, Germany

Phone: +49-89-6004-4217
E-mail: tools (at) ebusiness-unibw.org
http://www.unibw.de/ebusiness/

Acknowledgements

This tool has been developed by Alex Stolz, a member of the E-Business and Web Science Research Group at Universitaet der Bundeswehr Munich, headed by Prof. Martin Hepp. This Web service deprecates an earlier version of GR-Notify, which has for long been developed and maintained by Uwe Stoll.