Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Textbook buyer's app

We were just speaking of textbooks as e-books. Here's an iPhone app that helps students find the cheapest version of the textbooks they need, new, used or electronic. It's called Bigwords, and we learned about it via Brave New World.

BNW: The app collects the details of all the books the student needs and then searches against some 30 sources and identifies the best deal, factoring in shipping costs and discounts etc. The purchase can be then completed through the app or on the student can email their selection and complete the purchase on a PC via a link in an e-mail sent by the app... More.

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