Friday, January 14, 2005

Delicious Library, Delicious Monster

Leander Kahney at Wired interviews Delicious Monster, the team behind the clever Delicious Library application. It creates a gorgeous virtual bookshelf of the books you own.

From the article:
    Delicious Library ... generated $250,000 worth of sales in its first month .... [and] won an "innovators award" from O'Reilly & Associates.

    One of the niftiest features is the ability to use a video camera to read a product's barcode, which is used to fetch its details from the net.
Amazon web services are what made it all possible. Remarkable.

Interesting to see they're up here in Seattle.

[via Library Stuff]

Update: A year later, Todd Bishop at the Seattle PI takes a look at how Delicious Monster is doing.

Update: Sixteen months later, launches a web-based Delicious Library knock-off called "Your Media Library". While not quite as pretty as Delicious Library, Amazon's version does have the advantages of being web-based and building your bookshelf automatically from your purchases.

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