Zoomii: Google Maps -like interaction in a bookstore
1 Jul 2008 - 12:24pm
5 years ago
I just stumbled upon something pretty impressing:
Zoomii's bookstore uses a Google Maps -like interaction design pattern
to display Amazon's books in an impossibly big bookshelf that can be
zoomed in and out. You can fly to any shelf and pick a book. It works
inside a browser without plugins.
It's made by an individual called Chris Thiessen and funded by his
spouse. It's his "attempt to bring online as much of the real
bookstore experience as possible". To me his early attempt qualifies
as indistinguishable from magic.