Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
New use for camera mobile phones: book shopping
Posted on 2-Oct-2003 07:53 | Tags Filed under: News



NeoMedia Technologies announced that it has become a member of the amazon.com Web Services and Associates Programs, and concurrently introduced an application of its patented PaperClick technology which links book shoppers to price and availability information at Amazon.com through wireless phones or personal computers.

Charles T. Jensen, president and acting CEO of NeoMedia, said PaperClick for Camera Cell Phones can read ISBN (for International Standard Book Numbers) codes, which are on virtually every book published in more than 159 countries, and use that information to link users to information on Amazon.com's Web site.

"Now, shoppers can take out their Nokia 3650 camera phone at Barnes & Noble, Border's, or just about any other book store, and just take a picture of the ISBN on the book to comparison shop at Amazon.com right on the screen of their wireless Web browser," Jensen said. "It's kind of a high-tech version of the Santa Claus at Macy's sending Christmas shoppers to Gimbels in the classic movie, 'Miracle on 34th Street'," he mused.

Earlier this month, NeoMedia, an innovator and international leader in making information faster and easier to access, introduced PaperClick for Camera Cell Phones, available first for the Nokiar 3650 camera phone. The PaperClick software reads UPC/EAN and other bar codes - including ISBNs - through the camera's screen to link the user quickly and directly to the corresponding Web site or information, and is the first in a series of PaperClick applications. PaperClick can also be used on PC's, either scanning or entering UPC/EAN and IBN codes.

"When PaperClick for Camera Cell Phones was introduced, we said it would help turn these internationally-popular toys into Internet-enabled business tools," said Chas Fritz, NeoMedia's chairman. "Everyone who has seen PaperClick For Cell Phones calls it 'the killer wireless app' for this burgeoning marketplace," he said. "And everyone who has seen it work with ISBNs and Amazon.com is, quite simply, absolutely amazed!"


More information: http://www.paperclick.com/...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Social media use by school
Created by scetoaux, last reply by cebo on 19-Jan-2018 14:49 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Getting asked for Money/Food
Created by Starscream122, last reply by Rikkitic on 19-Jan-2018 10:32 (82 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Have any Geekzone members had an Ancestry DNA test?
Created by Linux, last reply by MurrayM on 17-Jan-2018 13:53 (50 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


CGA - Faulty New Laptop
Created by ShiBoyd92, last reply by 1101 on 19-Jan-2018 14:50 (30 replies)
Pages... 2


Debt Consolidation
Created by networkn, last reply by tdgeek on 19-Jan-2018 14:27 (124 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


Chorus New Zealand broadband 2017
Created by freitasm, last reply by michaelmurfy on 18-Jan-2018 21:56 (15 replies)

Slingshot drops gig prices to $99
Created by howdystranger, last reply by myfullflavour on 19-Jan-2018 10:59 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Best place & price to get higher end car tyres? (Michelin/GoodYear etc)
Created by Item, last reply by Senecio on 19-Jan-2018 08:37 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3