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Delicious Library for the iPhone?

And then it came to me, Delicious Library supports the iSight camera, so you can scan the barcodes on DVDs, books, games and add them to your library. Well what if there was a Delicious Library widget for the iPhone? Could you do the same thing with the built-in camera?

Picture the scene…

You’re out & about, you pop into a high street store and see a new DVD, but you want to know some more about that movie. More than what’s on the inside sleeve.

You can’t be bothered to go over to IMDB, because all you want is a neat summary of the specifics.

So you take the DVD from the shelf, take your iPhone from your pocket, open the Delicious Library widget, take a snapshot of the barcode, then wait.

Seconds later, you know a whole bunch of stuff about that movie that you didn’t know before.

Plus, you decide to buy the movie of the strength of what you’ve just read and by now, you’ve got the DVD catalogued on your iPhone…

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By Wayne Smallman

Wayne is the man behind the Blah, Blah! Technology website, and the creator of the Under Cloud, a digital research assistant for journalists and academics.

3 replies on “Delicious Library for the iPhone?”

But are you sure that you could take clear enough picture of barcode with iPhones crappy camera? I have iPhone and your idea is great … but not sure its possible with current iPhone …

Yeah I’d like that, or even just the ability to search my library on the go, to make sure I didn’t just buy a DVD I already own…

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