WANT! Takes Window Shopping Digital, Uses Capital Letters to Grab Attention

Posted by Carter Dotson on January 9th, 2012

WANT! is an app for essentially irrationally exuberant window shopping in a digital world where the windows are our LCD screens. Users look through the various categories of items in the app, searchable by name, or through the most popular categories. Photographs can then be swiped through, and users can indicate which items they want, by "wanting" it, similar to "liking" a post on Facebook. Items can be viewed on the web for purchasing, in case "wanting" turns into really wanting. Items can also be commented on, shared to Facebook, Twitter, or email. Users can be asynchronously followed in order to see their list of wants, and favorite WANT! categories can be saved. Of course, users can easily share their own items to the service, by either taking a photo of it with their device's camera, or by uploading a photo from their Camera Roll. Sure, it's social window shopping, but it means the whole practice of window shopping can be done in the privacy of one's own home, without wearing pants. That's usually frowned upon in public. Usually.