Monday, July 17, 2006

Starbucks Introduces Text Messaging Trivia Game

Check out Starbucks Summer Pursuit. They bill this as

a fun text messaging trivia game and the first mobile phone game that can recognize a picture of the answer as well as text - the techies call it intelligent image recognition.

This is how it works:

Each week we will text you three summer themed clues and you can text or send a picture of your answer back to us. Rack up the answers and you'll be eligible for a chance to play the Ultimate Scavenger Hunt in NYC and compete for an amazing trip to Costa Rica!

Sounds pretty cool. I wonder if this technology might have any library application?? I might have to sign up just to see how it works....

1 comment:

Michael Lines said...

Hi Connie,

I'll bet the clues require you to correctly use SB coffee vocab - something libraries could use, but try making DDC, AACR2R, and LCSH common parlance...