Google Base Info & Screenshots
When I first heard that the Google Base url was running I immediately thought that Google was offering a Googlefied version of the Basecamp calendar project management platform. Instead, it seems that Google is offering some sort of personal database where users can upload and store all kinds of content.
Judging by the description copied from the Google Base site, which was reportedly live yesterday for a short period of time and then taken back down, Google Base sounds like more of a personal classified, blog, management application built upon the database, like one would with MySQL.
From Google Blogoscoped : “Is Google putting a layer in-between dynamic web sites and their databases, replacing MySQL/PostgreSQL/MS SQL, and creating a new GoogleSQL… possibly, with their ads in it? I can’t wait to try it.”
Here’s a description (courtest of GB) and screenshot (courtesty of Flickr):
“Post your items on Google.
Google Base is Google’s database into which you can add all types of content. We’ll host your content and make it searchable online for free.
Examples of items you can find in Google Base:
• Description of your party planning service
• Articles on current events from your website
• Listing of your used car for sale
• Database of protein structures
You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance of your items, they may also be included in the main Google search index and other Google products like Froogle and Google Local.”
More screenshots of Google Base.