November 18, 2006 |
Do you want that diamond ring your idol was wearing during her wedding too? Or at least something that looks similar? But too bad you don’t know where she got it from. Or perhaps it was too expensive for your budget? Don’t you wish you can find something similar, with cheaper price tag?
The good news is, you can find it with Like visual search engine’s help. Like.com is the first true visual search engine, where you can search for products visually. All that you have to do is just key in the product description, and you will be given a few products to choose from, and then refine it by selecting your desired colour, shape or pattern of the product you’re looking for.
And if you decide to get that certain item, just click on the buy button, and you will be redirected to the merchant website. Simple, isn’t it?
The site currently provides results only for shoes, jewelry, hand bags and clothing. But I am sure it won’t be too long before they will expand their scope of search service. Like.com also will launch an image uploader and a toolbar soon. This is definitely going to be useful if there’re certain products that we just can’t describe with words. Imagine buying a car that looks like Porsche? Interesting? I am almost certain that this is going to be a hit among the ladies. With the ability that Like.com provides, maybe window shopping is going to be old-fashioned in another 5 years time from now. Let’s just wait and see.