Take11 Launches Online Cataloging of Videos and DVDs
on: September 29, 2008, 9:00 am
Release Author: Jim Haile/Take11.com
Release Summary: New website now provides a web service for online
cataloging of videos and dvds
Release Body: (CENTRAL, SC, 29 Sep 2008) -- Every technology has
limitations and drawbacks. In the case of home entertainment systems,
a drawback is the need to organize and manage a collection of
videos and dvds. Even when many videos are borrowed, rather than
owned, we’d like to be able to track what we’ve seen,
make a wish list, assign our own ratings, and create notes about
particular movies. Ever stand in a video store with dvd in hand
and wonder whether you already own that particular title?
solution is a system for cataloging—but the system must
be easy to use; that is, it must take advantage of what we already
know. Software developers Mitch and Jim Haile
are creating such a system—a web site called Take11.com
where users can catalog their video collections.
is a web service: there is no software to buy, download, or update.
Anyone who can use a web browser can use Take11.
If you have a web-enabled mobile phone, you can access Take11
remotely, such as from your local dvd store. To add to your collection,
you input just three or four key terms, and Take11
will fill in many details: actors, director, studio, running time—even
a cover image. You can then add your own tags, comments, and ratings.
As the number of Take11 users grows, so will its database, and
this will allow users to explore other collections and search
for little known gems from the film industry.
has just been released for public beta-testing: the developers
need users who will explore the site, test features, and give
constructive feedback. Anyone who regularly watches videos at
home should give Take11 a look.
Haile earned a degree in computer science from The College of
Wooster. He has been employed by Motorola and several Silicon
Valley startups. Currently he is a freelance software engineer
based in Boston.
Haile earned an engineering degree from Vanderbilt and a PhD in
engineering from the University of Florida. He has twenty-four
years experience teaching science, engineering, and computer programming.
Currently he resides in upstate South Carolina, where he is a
freelance technical writer, editor, and web developer.
Details: Jim Haile
217 Todds Creek Road
Central, SC 29630