Thursday, 29 March 2007

Amaznode - ActionScript 3.0 for Amazon

This is amazing. Not only does the initial homepage go back to the roots of great search engines (ie a just text box and simple options) but the scripting and linking between results is great. It was described by adobe as:

“A relation-based search engine for that is made with Flash and ActionScript 3.0. Visualize a relation network of products from the data of "customers who bought this item also bought" by digging related products again and again. Amaznode is not only for searching but also good for researching and making an associate link.”

Is it the future of online shopping? Maybe not or, if it is, then a suitable method of finding one specific item without loads of options appearing should be sought. What it is, however, is a really nice visual method of viewing relationships between products. It’s like Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus for the online retail world.

Visit the site here: or check out Takayuki Fukatsu (designer and developer of Amaznode) and discover some of his great flash experiments.

Let me know if anyone has any other examples of really nice ActionScript3.0 stuff.