Yahoo India hosts mashup event

Yahoo India hosts mashup event

Summary: Two hundred developers converged on the online portal's Indian headquarters to create mashups based around Flickr and other applications

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  • Taking the prize for best in show was an implementation of Yahoo Maps, with an interface that allows a user to doodle on maps or highlight a way to walk to a certain destination. Movements are recorded as the user draws, and can be sent to another person as a URL for replay later on.

    In a developing country such as India, this interactivity is especially useful, as not all roads are labelled with names.

  • Tired but happy, developers packed up their laptops and headed for the first motorised "Tuk-Tuk" rickshaw home.

    The organisers "no-one is a loser" approach to the competition should help drive attendance at next year's event.

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Adrian Bridgwater

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Adrian Bridgwater a freelance journalist specialising in cross platform software application development as well as all related aspects of software engineering and project management.

Adrian is a regular blogger with ZDNet.co.uk covering the application development landscape and the movers, shakers and start-ups that make the industry the vibrant place that it is.

His journalistic creed is to bring forward-thinking, impartial, technology editorial to a professional (and hobbyist) software audience around the world. His mission is to objectively inform, educate and challenge - and through this champion better coding capabilities and ultimately better software engineering.

Adrian has worked as a freelance technology journalist and public relations consultant for over fifteen years. His work has been published in various international publications including the Wall Street Journal, CNET.com, The Register, ComputerWeekly.com, BBC World Service magazines, Web Designer magazine, Silicon.com, the UAE’s Khaleej Times & ITP.net and SYS-CON’s Web Developer’s Journal. He has worked as technology editor for international travel & retail magazines and also produced annual technology industry review features for UK-based publishers ISC. Additionally, he has worked as a telecoms industry analyst for Business Monitor International.

In previous commercially focused roles, Adrian directed publicity work for clients including IBM, Microsoft, Compaq, Intel, Motorola, Computer Associates, Ascom, Infonet and RIM. Adrian has also conducted media training and consultancy programmes for companies including Sony-Ericsson, IBM, RIM and Kingston Technology.

He is also a published travel writer and has lived and worked abroad for 10 years in Tanzania, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Italy and the United States.

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