A Kudos to Amazon Mobile

.. wonderful to see this implemented so well.

Imagine yourself in the treasure aisle at CostCo.  You’ve spotted a gem you’re certain you simply must have .. but you wonder about the price.

You’re torn .. as it is with many treasures at CostCo, you’re worried that the next time you visit, the elves will have moved this treasure, or worse .. they will run out of stock.

What to do, what to do?

Amazing Amazon has solved this problem for you. Simply download the Amazon App for Android (besides Android, there are versions for the Blackberry and iPhone as well) and you’re good to go.

How good, you might ask?

Start by launching the app and pressing the search button .. you’re presented with a joyous “Scan a barcode” image ..
.. upon scanning with the phone’s camera ..
.. you get delightful search results for your item.

A few more presses (assuming you have an Amazon account and your shipping and credit card information is stored), and your product is on the way to you.

I just love it when software works like it should. Nicely played.

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About Michael Coates
I am a pragmatic evangelist. The products, services and solutions I write about fulfill real-world expectations and use cases. I stay up-to-date on real products I use and review, and share my thoughts here. I apply the same lens when designing an architecture, product or when writing papers. I am always looking for ways that technology can create or enhance a business opportunity .. not just technology for technology's sake. My CV says: Seasoned technology executive, leveraging years of experience with enterprise and integration architectural patterns, executed with healthy doses of business acumen and pragmatism. That's me. My web site says: Technology innovations provide a myriad of opportunities for businesses. That said, having the "latest and greatest" for its own sake isn't always a recipe for success. Business successes gained through exploiting innovation relies on analysis of how the new features will enhance your business followed by effective implementation. Goals vary far and wide: streamlining operations, improving customer experience, extending brand, and many more. In all cases, you must identify and collect the metrics you can apply to measure your success. Analysis must be holistic and balanced: business and operational needs must be considered when capitalizing on a new technology asset or opportunity.

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