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The mobile app for readers monitors prices and sends notifications to readers for deals on recommended ebooks
Vancouver, BC – (September 15, 2016) – Shelfie, a free mobile app that allows readers to digitize their paper books by taking a picture of their bookshelves (a “shelfie”), today announced the launch of its new Deal Finder feature. The new feature uses patterns in the way readers organize their bookshelves to recommend books readers might enjoy next, and then monitors the prices of these suggested titles and sends alerts when a title goes on sale.
“Shelfie already lets readers digitize their shelves. We’re excited to make it even easier for readers to discover their next great read and save money at the same time” says Shelfie co-founder and CEO Peter Hudson.
Shelfie takes the legwork out of finding deals on ebooks you’ll actually enjoy reading. Using the app is simple, you take a snapshot of your bookshelf (a “shelfie”) and the app uses patented computer vision algorithms to automatically catalog your entire library. The Shelfie Deal Finder then curates a list of recommended titles based on how you and hundreds of thousands of other readers organize their bookshelves. When Shelfie identifies that a book on your recommended list goes on sale, the app alerts you via email and an in-app notification to buy the book on iBooks.
Shelfie, which is available as a free download on iOS, and can identify over 40 million different book spines, has been described as “Shazam for your bookshelf.”
Shelfie is a free mobile application that connects readers and books by allowing them to create a digital catalog of their library. Via any iOS or Android device, users can snap a photo of their bookshelf and using its patented technology, Shelfie scans the spines of every book to identify titles and gives readers a complete inventory of their collection. Founded in 2013 by Peter Hudson and Marius Muja, as BitLit Media Inc., Shelfie is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada and has offices in San Francisco, CA.
For more information, please visit www.shelfie.com