Product Open Data
Building the world's largest public product database
by Philippe Plagnol
The goal of this project is to build the largest open product database in the world. Such a database would allow consumers to get information about a given product in real time by simply scanning its barcode with their mobile phone. It would also allow consumers to publish their opinions about products in an easily accessible way.
We are currently rebooting this project and are looking for contributors. An Android client (source) is available, and work has started on an iOS client. If you’d like to contribute or find out more, you can join the working group mailing list, follow the project on Twitter, and join the discussion on the Open Knowledge forum.