Thursday, May 25th, 2006

WishListr.com – Wish Lists Web 2.0 Style

Category: Showcase

There’s a multitude of “wish list” services out there on the web today, but I have to admit, none of them that I’ve used have been quite a slick as Wishlistr.com. They make full use of advanced javascript functionality (including Ajax and Script.aculo.us) to make a simple, clean interface that will have you up and running in seconds flat.

Simply sign up for free and enter some basic information about you and your wishlist. That’s really all there is to it. From there, you just add in links to the things that you want, including whatever description you might want to include. And, to keep things fresh, you can even choose a template for your list – everything from a normal look to special occasions such as a baby shower or Christmas.

And, of course, in true Web 2.0 tradition, viewers of your list can subscribe to it with an RSS reader to keep up to date on your latest wishes. There’s also a feature that allows people to import their Amazon wishlists into the application (with del.icio.us functionality for the same to come). It’s a pretty cool little service that I could definitely see myself using – especially with the integration with other site’s wishlist options.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 6:41 am
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I don’t have any issues with the site (well, it is sort of ugly). I guess I’m just not the sort of person that would find this application useful. I also don’t own a PDA, so I guess I’m really out with the e-list crowd. I still have pens and paper at my house.

Comment by Dan — May 25, 2006

Agree with Dan. The whole concept is sad.

Comment by sup — May 25, 2006

It’s a social networking site/application with a highly specific use-case. My problem is that people still get me gifts that don’t appear on my wishlists, in whatever format, so the system as a whole breaks down.

Comment by Andy — May 25, 2006

Looks fab indeed. And I do like some of the ‘useful’ online community sites (BlinkList, LastFM) but wishlists?

Comment by Napfisk — May 25, 2006

@Dan
what is this… “pen and paper” that you speak of? :)
Now if I can only get people to buy the stuff

Comment by Allen — May 25, 2006

It seems like their support for non-US characters is broken…

Comment by Allan Beaufour — May 26, 2006

Allan: It’s fixed! Any universal character (utf-8) should work just fine now.

Comment by Niklas Nordlund — May 26, 2006

I think it’s not working correctly right now, when I try to add a new item to the wishlist the “ajax loader” stay loading forever and don’t add my item

the site looks cool

Comment by Guido — May 27, 2006

I built a non-ajax version of this a while ago, like 2 years ago.

This becomes interesting when they have a few thousand users, and can do demand aggregation at the user level. Think about it, if wishlistr know that 200 people want a certain item for christmas, they buy in 200 from the manufacturer, sell ’em at less than on the high street, to people purchasing gifts for this person. Wishlistr still make a profit, and the person gets there gift, and the person buying didn’t have to spend as much as they thought they would.

But my name was better ‘PresentThinking’ beats ‘wishlistr’. :-P

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