Thursday, September 22, 2005

Apple And The Barcode Make A Physical World Connection

Very interesting. This opens up the possibilities for every barcode.

Delicious Monster and Apple are offering a product that allows you to scan a barcode on a DVD, book, movie , video game and music and transfer the data to your Delicious Library.

Remember the CueCat barcode scanner? Well Delicious Library works with that device too.

What I envision is to be able to scan all my books, movies, music and store them on some sort of Apple device soon. I can carry my entire entertainment library with me.

Delicious Library reads every single frame of digital video; seeking out, targeting, and instantly decoding any visible barcodes. This results in a seamless process of scanning that lets you import about 750 items an hour.

At that rate the staff of the new downtown Seattle Central Library could work together to import all of their 1.4 million books into Delicious Library in just over 5 hours

Quickly importing your stuff into Delicious Library doesn't require a dedicated barcode scanner - you can use any Quick Time supported digital video camera, like your Apple iSight. Just hold the barcode on the back of any book, movie, CD, or video game in front of the camera and your item magically shows up on your digital shelf seconds later.

Delicious Library is simply the best way to keep track of what you have and don't have. When you start building a collection of DVDs, your friends have got to be eyeing them, and it's time you open your own movie store. Using your Address Book and iCal calendar, you can check stuff out to them without wondering if you'll ever see it again.

This sounds like a file sharing application more than a downloading service. The company has plans to introduce an iTunes option with this.

Lots of opportunities here

Great find kokonut.


John said...

I would think that any ccd barcode
would work with this software. Is that not true?

Scott Shaffer said...

Scanning is not the's the information that is retrieved and how.

Unless you have have this data in your own database, it will have to be retrieved from a central location that has this info.