Friday, January 28, 2005
A9 - Virtual Yellow Pages
Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria
This is very cool.
A9, the search engine owned by Amazon, is now offering a virtual yellow pageas service. What this means is that you can do a search for a local service, and then see it's position on a map *see photos of the store, and virtually 'walk' up and down the street*
Try it for yourself:
Sign in, using your amazon login.
Search for a service (e.g. Pizza) in a location (the Zip code 90210 always works)
Click on the top rating result, Big Mama's & Papa's Pizzeria.
On the 'Block View' navigate round using the left and right arrows. Sunset Psychic Gallery is to the left, an intersecting street is to the right.
Amazon do this by driving vans round the streets of certain US towns with digital cameras and GPS macines, so the information should be always kept up to date.
Can't wait for it to come to the UK!