November 16, 2005
@ 11:45 PM

I finally got to try out Google Base and it does seem to be an interesting experience. It reminds me a lot of Of course, it's missing key functionality like web feeds and a proper API, but if I was told to build the next version of it would probably look a bit like Google Base. The three key improvements to being

  1. Supporting more item types beyond "favorite link". This means supporting metadata fields beyond title, link and description.
  2. Allowing users to define their own fields
  3. Adding  much better search capabilities
This definitely looks like an experiment by Google to see what people do with the service which might explain it's unpolished look. It's not clear how people will end up using it but I'm sure they will since its the latest new thing from Google.