are in a bookshop or a record shop. You found something that interests
you.You can't decide whether to buy it now or later online. What you
need is a price check and a quick review, perhaps some ideas of
something similar that others might recommend. Amabuddy can help!
What is Amabuddy? You dial a number that allows you to then
enter a book's ISBN number or a CD's UPC number. Amabuddy then runs to
the Amazon site and gets the various prices (including those from small
independent sellers) and average customer review. It then speaks it
into your ear. Better still it recommends what else might interest you
so you can browse other items whilst in the store. Also you can
bookmark books so that you can come back and make sure you want them.
this weblog supports the Amabuddy project
Surj Patel writes about Amabuddy:
“This was a service in part inspired by Howards book. We (friend and I)
built it from Python, VXML and the Amazon API. I met Howard at MIT when
he presented the book and I was working at Orange.” [Smart Mobs]