Buy Books at Barnes&Noble Smartphone App
In my blog entry The World of Computer Vision, I talked about picture matching technology that will be used in a smartphone app. In my blog entry Smartphone App, I talked about my journey into the world of smartphone apps development. This page talks about my continuing efforts to translate the technology and smartphone app into a revenue-generating business proposition.
I have been accepted into the Barnes&Noble affiliate program on the basis of my Buy Books smartphone app. This is an exciting and important milestone. How far up this mountain am I? I need to mass-load book covers from Barnes&Noble into my server and I have requested their assistance, as well as review and feedback. Beyond the technological challenges, the hardest part is yet to come - marketing and promotion.
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This smartphone app allows you to purchase books online from Barnes&Noble based on scanning the cover of a book, or alternatively its barcode. This app operates on the basis of a Barnes&Noble affiliate program arrangement. You purchase books directly from Barnes&Noble.
This Buy Books app is a nice addition to your favorite smartphone apps because it allows you to purchase your books from a major leading book retailer by simply scanning the cover or barcode of a book which you might find at a friend's house or at a shopping venue. Take advantage of lower online prices.
Dec 10th, 2011: My efforts to develop Buy Books at Barnes&Noble Smartphone App has ended in failure because Barnes&Noble does not currently support "mobile tracking" which means I get no credit for driving sales to Barnes&Noble via my smartphone app. They do not have a committed date for "mobile tracking".
Sometimes bumps in the road lead to finding better opportunities. I have found a new affiliate partner as described in Buy Books at Alibris Smartphone App.
Jan 5th, 2012: Barnes&Noble announced official support for "mobile tracking". The Buy Books smartphone app support for Barnes&Noble is "back on".
See Buy Books App on:
- Android 2.2 Smartphone Emulator
- Android 2.3.3 Smartphone Emulator
- BlackBerry Torch Simulator
- BlackBerry Bold Simulator
- Android Tablet Emulator
- Android 2.2.1 LG Optimus One
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