Hello! My name is Snapsort.
Bonjour! Je m’appelle Snapsort.
¡Hola! Me llamo Snapsort.
Hallo! Mein Name ist Snapsort.
Olá! Meu nome é Snapsort.
Ciao! Il mio nome è Snapsort.
Snapsort now speaks your language! Snapsort has helped nearly 70 million people around the world find the right camera for them. Snapsort lets consumers compare any two cameras head-to-head and understand which camera is best based on specs, reviews, benchmarks and features.
We have launched Snapsort in French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Italian, in addition to English, which provides the majority of our users with local pricing and comparisons in languages of their choice. We’re also excited to share that LensHero now also offers multilingual capabilities, allowing you to find the right lens for your camera.
We’re also excited to announce the new Gallery feature on Snapsort. We have gathered nearly 70,000 photos from around the web, taken by nearly 2000 different cameras and 500 different lenses. The photo gallery on a particular camera’s page will allow you to view the image quality of photos under different shooting conditions. We have included all the available EXIF data.
We are always working on improving Snapsort – let us know if you have any feedback on our new galleries and languages.
We are excited to announce the launch of our new site Sortable.com. For over a year we’ve been testing the idea that we could make recommendations easier for anything. Today is our first step towards that goal. Check out our commercial spot:
Sorting through all the available information, opinions, data and making sense of it the way an expert would is a major pain in the derriere, we’re going to change that. The whole team has been working like crazy through Christmas and new years to get this baby live. Sortable is the culmination of a lot of R&D, testing, successes and failures and we couldn’t be more excited for people to try it out.
Over the next few months we’ll be continuing to add more and more products and services that you’d like help making decisions on (you can vote on domains you’d like to see covered here). We’re very proud of what we’re launching today but there is still so much more we want to accomplish.
We hope you enjoy our creation and give us feedback on how we can improve it.
Over a Million in a Year
For the past couple years we’ve been working hard at improving snapsort.com, thankfully we’ve had some strong success, the photography community has helped make us the second largest website providing camera gear advice (next to Amazon’s dpreview). We launched the first full version of our camera site in June 2010, about a year later we’re helping over a million people every month find the right camera. You can celebrate with us and get a chance to win a Nikon D3100 or Canon S95 (donated by the awesome crew at Adorama)
When we started Snapsort we had a simple goal: “help consumers make informed purchasing decisions quickly”. We had broad goals, we were so incredibly frustrated with how hard it was to find the right product for oneself we wanted to make it easier for every single purchasing decision. We needed to first prove we could help one group of people before we went off helping a thousand, so we focused on cameras and refined our recommendation platform.
Two years later we’ve developed a mature, stable and extremely helpful recommendation platform that we’re ready to scale out. Our goal is 20 categories by the end of the year. We’re hiring super smart engineers if you want to help us reach this goal :-).
Yesterday we launched our new recommendation platform in 3 verticals:
What’s the Big Deal About our new Platform?
It turns out it’s extremely difficult to make it super easy for users to easily find the right product. Most of our time in the last two years has been spent engineering a scalable solution to:
- Acquire all the data necessary to make informed decisions in an automated fashion
- Aggregate from multiple sources and merge it all without errors
- Understand the data the same way a subject matter expert would
- Find a way to store subject matter expertise generically
- Use subject matter expertise to make informed and personalized recommendations
- Provide a super fast, real-time experience to the user
- Do all of this in a scalable fashion that lets us add new verticals quickly
What we release today is 1.0 of our platform, we think its the best thing going on the web, so does everyone we talk to. It probably represents about 5% of what we intend to build so stay tuned for vast improvements.
We sincerely hope you like what we’re doing and if you do you share it with friends, family and co-workers. The only way we succeed is if we help you make better decisions and you share the experience with others.