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Delicious Library 2 on the iPhone

May 19th, 2008 No comments

OK. Delicious Library isn’t running on the iPhone (yet?) but here is a shot of what the web export page looks like when viewed from an iphone. I like it.

Delicious Library 2 to be Released This Week?

May 18th, 2008 No comments

Another tweet from Wil Shipley…

New (DL2-enabled) store is holding up well, we’re updating the DL1 website this weekend for rollout. Finally. Free at last.

It seems likely that DL2 should be available to download (and purchase in the new store) quite soon. I’m looking forward to this app, but I’d still like to see some improvements with sharing online.

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Delicious Library 2 to be Released “Real Soon Now”

April 24th, 2008 No comments

I’ve tried to pick up on subtle hints from Wil Shipley’s blog and other public comments about the release date for Delicious Library 2 in the past, without much success. It turned out to be a false alarm, because Delicious Monster was handing out coupons for DL2 last year, not the finished product.

This time, I feel a little more confident. This tweet seems pretty definitive that, in fact, DL2 is done.

I hope that Peter Gabriel is still excited about saving $60 in upgrade fees after a year has gone by waiting to use those coupons.

False Alarm on Delicious Library 2

March 21st, 2007 No comments

Wil Shipley reveals in the midst of a stream of consciousness blog post that attendees at TED only received a coupon for the next version of Delicious Library. The actual app is still not finished (yet).

C’mon, Wil. We’re rooting for you!

Delicious Library 2 is Finished!

March 11th, 2007 No comments

Don’t run off and check the Delicious Monster site or the unofficial forums just yet. Still, I think I’ve got the goods on Delicious Library 2. In Wil Shipley’s latest personal blog post, he talks a lot about his visit to TED this past week and how he’s completely infatuated with Meg Ryan. After obsessing about whether Matt Groening really thinks he’s funny or Meg Ryan digs his buns of steel, Shipley dropped a innocuous comment that Delicious Library 2 is included in the TED swag bag.

He also mentioned that Peter Gabriel is going to save $60 in upgrade fees (and yes, I’m sure that is pretty important to someone in his position). I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that means the upgrade fee is $20 (or half the cost of a full license) and Gabriel owns three licenses (which is three more than anything I’ve ever sold to an A-list celebrity). Still, I’m not sure why receiving one copy of DL2 would remove the need to upgrade other licenses. If Gabriel doesn’t need separate upgrade licenses, why did he need separate full licenses in the first place?

So why do I care? Well, I like collecting stuff. I’m a bit of a bibliophile (I’m working on a Master’s in History, so this should be no surprise) and Delicious Library is a fun app. The need for it isn’t so great since I’ve discovered LibraryThing last year, but I still enjoy it. I also have a modest CD and DVD collection. DVDProfiler, which I love, hasn’t been updated in a while and Listal seems to cover most of my needs, but I still like the offline access in DL.

I still think that the next generation of collecting software needs to be online, or at least an online/desktop hybrid. Collecting is in the sweet spot for social software concepts. I’d like to manage my collection, but also share it with others, see what my friends like, get recommendations based on the collective wisdom of the crowd, leverage a shared database of detailed information collated by OCD collectors (the great success of DVDProfiler), write reviews to share, rate items, etc. All those things work better online.

There’s still room for desktop software and offline tools, but I’d love to see something like bi-directional sync with DL2. Here’s to hoping!

In any case, we should find out what DL2 can do as soon as the upgrades are made available to the unwashed masses who didn’t make it to TED this year.