Having used X-cart at the shopping cart solution at Gourmet Shopper, I was interested to see that the X-cart developers have released a new AJAX style shopping cart solution called Ecwid.
Here’s an example shopping cart that I have been testing, which as well as working inside WordPress.
The Cart tool is reasonably simple to setup and configue, and whilst there are some limitations, it promises to be an excellent option for shops wanting to syndicate their content across their growing range of interaction points.
Here’s an image of how it looks in Facebook (see example)
Select your name, country, and age, and then listen to the professional soccer (football) commentary of yourself performing the ultimate football heroics.
If you like what you hear, you can order the soundtrack as a CD for 14.99 pounds.
The soundtrack is very realistic, and you get to hear your surname and age as you score the match winning goal in the dying minutes.
Be a football hero has plans to develop spin off sites for other sports including cricket, tennis, and formula 1.
I’d like to see the option to “Embed” the audio track into social media sites and blog posts, which would help spread awareness of the site, as well as act as a vechicle for product placement.
Also, as the personalised product is produced as an audio, it would be great to include the option to send an sms link to a streaming broadcast of the product, which would be excellent for mobile mediums.
Here’s a very interesting utility that transforms your windows desktop into a 3D environment, much like a desk. It allows you to place icons in various sizes depending on importance, as well as having them on the wall.
Bumptop also has some clever techniques for sorting and grouping the various functions in an effort to make life more productive. Moving photos between applications is rather cool, and the following video provideds an excellent demonstration.
Bumptop has a free version, and there is a US $29 version that includes additional features.