Zoomii Books, the Visual Online Bookstore

Categories: Cool Sites Java JavaScript

Zoomii is “an online visual bookstore which replicates the browsing goodness of real bookstores” (quote from developer Chris Thiessen).

It uses Java and Amazon web services on the back end, along with a smooth JavaScript driven interface that allows you to pan and zoom in and out quickly through a virtual bookshelf containing approximately 21,000 titles. Using tiling technology similar to sites like Google Maps, the book images load and render surprisingly quickly.

Chris Thiessen has put together this tour video for Zoomii:

More info is available at http://blog.zoomii.com/ and the About Zoomii page.