09. 13. 2004
IDODA - Visual Search Engine
IDODA (Interactive Database of Decorative Arts), a visual search engine for furniture and antiques will be launching on September 17th. When you enter in your search terms (say "desk+modern+really really cheap"), IDODA brings up your results as images since everyone describes an item differently. "The secret: IDODA uses a patent-pending alphabet of images in place of text as the primary search tool."
The IDODA service will be free through December 31, 2004 and thereafter there will be a small charge ($2.95 for two weeks) for sellers.
From USA Today.