Intel has launched a new site called Cool Software, which is an online community that consists of people who are passionate about software. The website members can post information about cool and new software company, more importantly the software company receives votes from the entire community on how cool it is. The more votes a company receives, the better are its chances of reaching the top of home page. This makes it easy for a site visitor to find out interesting software. According to reports by VentureBeat, the development cost of website was around $40,000 and its testing was done internally by Intel employees who provided views on top software companies.
The screenshot above shows popular software on Cool Software. The software can be sorted by daily, weekly, monthly of yearly listings. The software submission can be tagged with a name which makes it easy to find popular software. For submitting software, users need to register at the Intel Developer Network. The site also lists popular users under the category ‘ Coolest Users’. Cool Software does remind me of another popular website Wakoopa which tracks software being used by its members. Although there is a slight difference in the way Wakoopa works, the concept seems to have been borrowed from Wakoopa. Infact it is a good combination of Digg and Wakoopa.
At the outset, Cool Software has a long way to go as it is still very early days. Cool Software needs something very unique & special in-order to differentiate it from one of those many bookmarking services.