Modista is Back
July 3, 2012 6:55 PM   Subscribe

Modista is Back
We announced Modista here on Metafilter four years ago. Three years ago, it was sued to the ground. Now, it's back. Shoes + computer vision = ?
Role: Co-founder (programmer, designer)
posted by ajshankar (13 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

I remember when Modista launched (the concept is so... obvious, but so elegant and revolutionary), but I didn't hear that it had been frivolously sued. Welcome back!
posted by muddgirl at 9:08 PM on July 3, 2012

(Ugh, I don't mean obvious in a bad way - I mean it's one of those things where you say, "Why didn't I think of that?")
posted by muddgirl at 9:09 PM on July 3, 2012

It would be interesting to know what changed legally.

Ah, I see on the About page, you say,

In 2009, our startup was shut down by litigious jerks. That's now over -- I can only say that "the dispute has been resolved".

I suppose this means that the actors behind the hostilities are no longer in the picture.

Good Luck!
posted by Gyan at 12:00 AM on July 4, 2012

I remember seeing this before and have looked for it subsequently because it presented shopping in exactly the way I wished it could be done. I'm so happy you've been able to bring it back!
posted by marylynn at 1:33 AM on July 4, 2012

This is a great way to shop.
posted by Think_Long at 6:51 AM on July 4, 2012

....please do this for all clothing. Dresses, shirts, pants...friggin' socks. Yes.
posted by DisreputableDog at 4:26 PM on July 8, 2012

Congratulations and welcome back! If you can share the rest of your story that'd be really interesting.
posted by alms at 8:01 AM on July 9, 2012

I have a suggestion (if this is appropriate here?) - I'd like a way to mark several items on one page and then have it combine all of those for the next set of results. The way it seems to work now I am progressing down one branch, then another, then further, etc. But what if I could see a set of decent results but there are a few items on the page that I like the look of. If there were a way to turn on a "multi-selection" option, mark a few different things and then have it give me results that combined them I think I could find the One True Handbag.

Who are we kidding, there's no One True Handbag but I think maybe you know what I'm saying.
posted by marylynn at 5:08 PM on July 10, 2012 [1 favorite]

OH MY GOD YES! I have been checking the site once or twice a year since it was shut down, to see if there were any updates... I'm so glad it's back!
posted by showbiz_liz at 12:29 PM on July 12, 2012

I can see this being so useful for so man Ask MeFi questions... good for you!
posted by peagood at 6:13 PM on July 12, 2012

HOORAY!!! This was the best thing ever and now it's back!!
posted by exceptinsects at 6:42 PM on July 12, 2012

So very glad to see you're back! I was impressed with your site initially and then very dismayed when you had to take it down. Hope the resolution thoroughly swatted the entities who sued you.
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:10 PM on July 14, 2012

Yay! Congrats on a genius idea and your fortitude in braving the "litigious jerks." I remember recommending this site to so many people back then, only to have it go away.
posted by bluefly at 3:26 PM on July 28, 2012

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