The attendees voted, with their wooden nickels, Podbop the best mashup of MashupCamp. Taylor McKnight was awarded a hot Sun Niagra/TI Ultrasparc system by Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz, who noted the what we used to call object reuse, which failed, has finally come to fruition in mashups. "Object reuse with binary distribution, culturual issues, versioning and dependency management has been passed over by service reuse. Mashups are just the geometric progression of it," Schwartz told me.
Podbop combines concert events from eventful.com and mashes it with band sites that have downloadable music. You can search by city to see what live music is coming to the area and then download MP3 files from the band sites.
Podbop is cool, but the second place winner, ChicagoCrime.org, and Flyswap, the third place winner, were more compelling applications. As I wrote earlier today:
ChicagoCrime.org mashes up Google Maps and a database of crime information for Chicago. You can search by route, ward, street, police beat and other parameters, and even show wanted poster connected to crimes in the database. This kind of e-government mashup will become pervasive in metropolitan areas, giving citizens, not just the civilian and government authorities, access to data.
Flyspy’s mashup demystifies one of the most well kept secrets—when is it the optimal time to purchase a airline ticket. Flyspy search results graph the flight pricing for 30 days going forward, so you can find the lowest prices during the period. You can overlay destinations for further analysis.