Amazon has just jumped into the iPhone app game with Amazon Remembers.
The idea’s pretty nifty: if you see something that you think you might want to remember to shop for later — a book, a coffee grinder, a novelty USB drive — you can simply take a picture of it with your iPhone camera. The image gets whisked away to Mechanical Turk, where an armada of bored grad students are tasked with identifying it. When Amazon has a plausible answer as to what the product in your photo is, you’re sent an email giving a link to the product on Amazon. Easy.
It sounds great. I’d really love to try this out, but unfortunately, I live overseas, and it’s a US-only app right now. Anyone tried it? How’s the accuracy?
Amazon Remembers [Amazon]