I’m a huge fan of those small, niche, and useful Web 2.0 applications that do what they do best and nothing else. Pushp.in is is one of these which aims to sell new and used college books to students for a much affordable price. But what’s interesting about it? It’s a service with a complete Web 2.0 spin. From the big-fonted design to the quick Ajax, it’s built to appeal.
The service is so simple, that it is literally just consists of three actions: choose your book, add it to your cart, and checkout. There is no need to register, it’s simply a quick online bookstore. With more than 2900 books for sale, Pushp.in allows you to search or organize by ISBN, Author, Title, or Keyword. The interface lightly resembles digg, but it’s no where close to a digg clone.
Fully launching sometime next year, the thing behind such services isn’t really the technology which is as simple as it can be, but rather the niche audience that it will serve and come useful to, not to mention grow from. It’s always such great to see such focused applications trying to do their own thing and I think it is really the preferred way to do stuff in the future than to rely on a single giant like Amazon.com.
[tags]Pushp.in, Books, College Students, Niche Web 2.0[/tags]