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The long night of code crunching threw up a mélange of new ideas, including a search-based desktop theme driver, designed to change a user's desktop picture based on current popular searches.
Desktop Wallpaper Love was a Windows application that created a desktop wallpaper from images collected from Flickr and filtered through the Yahoo Buzz feeds.
Among the entries was a neurology-based hack designed to allow doctors to collaboratively communicate and discuss MRI scans.
Doctors in different locations may have differing levels of expertise and will need the advice of another. This idea utilises the Konfabulator widget from Yahoo — designed to manage look and feel for application presentation.
This mashup allows for collaborative annotation of large sets of images (for example, architectural blueprints) without either user having to download the whole set of photos.
Most developers kept going all night with just an hour of sleep or none at all.
Social networking was very much the theme of the day and featured in a large number of the hacks put forward by the entrants. Many of the hacks followed the aggregation and collaboration concepts that form the basis of Yahoo's own technology proposition.
The Most Viral hack, called Facebook Friend Folio, allows a user to see all their friends, their photos (on Facebook and Flickr), their geographic location on a map, their horoscope and their favourite movies in one single interface, instead of having to click through each Facebook profile.