Reviews are scattered all over the web. When movie review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes launched a few years ago, that basically ended my multiple visits to the NY Times, LA Times, and [insert newspaper site here] whenever a new movie came out. Now, Notches is planning to do the same for everything, by being a free, universal, and open platform for reviews.

The service takes in review data from multiple partners, applications, tools, and even users, aggregates it on a centralized scale, and outputs it in several different ways. By signing up on the notch.es service, users can then browse through this data in multiple ways — by items, categories, users, and products, among other ways.

Other than gathering, the other part of Notches is, of course, outputting. For this, it has an API that lets developers obtain a developer key, and based on the documentation, leverage their database by having full access to it. A lot of web apps can make use of this, and if they do, enrich the platform in the process.

A recent launch, I’ll admit it’s a cool and much needed idea. There are many different reviews sites out there, but they’re all locked into a walled garden, and the standard — rather than the aggregate — has become aligned with the popularity of the site. Notches gives the power back to the reviewer — everyone — and provides the aggregate to anyone who wants to leverage it.

CenterNetworks had some exclusive coverage on the site.

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  1. Jas

    May 28, 2008 at 3:39 am

    Sid you’ve got some of the links wrong ;-)

  2. WayneSmallman

    May 28, 2008 at 3:40 am

    Nice idea, which segues into an idea of my own. I’m pretty sure this is going to fly.

    BTW, you’re linking to the wrong Notches!

  3. Sid Yadav

    May 28, 2008 at 3:57 am

    Ouch, thanks guys! The post was put up in an hourly commute on draining EVDO, so I do have a fine excuse, thanks. :-)

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  5. tmarman

    May 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Wayne, thanks for the kind words. If you see an opportunity for us to work with you or help you make that idea happen, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

  6. Ps3

    October 4, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Notches link goes to http://notch.es/ is that correct?

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    October 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Great Post

  8. iPod

    October 30, 2008 at 9:38 am

    Great little platform. Hopefully it will do what it says it will do and not be another website flopper.


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    November 8, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    Good to see sites like this. It does save a lot of time from browsing several sites.

  10. Italian Restaurant

    January 19, 2009 at 5:14 am

    That sounds awesome. Allow us to see more reviews. Thanks for the update.

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    January 19, 2009 at 8:14 am

    That sounds awesome. Allow us to see more reviews. Thanks for the update.

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    January 19, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    That sounds awesome. Allow us to see more reviews. Thanks for the update.

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