Originally posted by applenut
what happens if Amazon changes their database system? or if a book isn't in their system?
seems odd to depend on a store's inventory and website for data retrieval. or am i missing something?
well, no, you're right. but when you're a small developer, you have to take what you can get. and a LOT of apps have made hooks into the amazon system for stuff such as this. but you take your money and you bet the pony that you think will at least place. amazon seems like a safe bet, at least for the next few years, after which everyone will have wetware cranial insertion points for their ipods and we won't need to catalog any of this earth-bound stuff anymore (hey, imagine spotlight enhanced vision!)