Hi Rails List, I need some beta testers for my new site: http://www.smarkets.net. This list is literally the first group to see it, so be gentle. Smarkets is a prediction market for Amazon products. It takes Amazon products and turns them into a stock. The price of these "stocks" move based on the movement of its Amazon sales rank. If the sales rank goes up 10%, the price of the stock will go up 10%, for example. The goal is to make money trading the movements in these stocks. It is best explained with an example. Here is the Agile Web Development with Rails book: http://www.smarkets.net/product/detail/30 Here you'll see a sparklines graph of the sales rank of this book, its current sales rank 755, and the current smarket stock price $7.14. With the $10,000 you get for signing up, you can buy or short this "stock". If the sales rank moves up 10%, then the price of the stock will move up 10%. If the sales rank declines 10%, then the price will decline 10%. And so on. There's also tags (of course) where you can group products together and compare them with other tag groups. For example, here is the Rails tag group: http://www.smarkets.net/tag/view/41 On this page, if you click on the "compare" button and type in "Python" you can compare the performance of the Agile Rails book with some Python books I entered. You can add new "stocks" to the system on this page: http://www.smarkets.net/product/new I am very interested to get feedback and ideas from you. Thanks for checking it out. Steve Odom http://www.smarkets.net
on 2005-12-19 21:56
on 2005-12-19 22:06
Nice looking site. I will be sure to send you some feed back.