The wooden nickels are getting counted and the top number will determine the winner of the 5000 top prize here at Mashup Camp. I voted for WeatherBonk this time which is a very good mashup of NOAA, traffic, and many other feeds over Google maps. David Schorr had a good stack of nickels last time I passed that table. But I have a hunch Frucall may win – it’s a very usable and clever mashup as well.
The format here is such that the “simple to grasp” mashups may have an advantage over the more complex ones. PodBop, the last winner, carried this simplicity advantage.
David Berlind is keeping us in suspense … thanking the great sponsors of this event.
….now final ungiven nickels are getting distributed to the mashup people …
Here are some counts:
Jeff’s picture captcha 24 – this could be the winner?
Bart with TrainCheck 8+1?
David WeatherBonk 21+1
Jeff with Elephant Drive 20
Cameron Jones, Public Radio Travel Planner – 2
Kurt? music/pix mash…. 2
Foto Tiger 5
Mark with SecretPrices – 13+1
Kung Gao, Frappr – 2
Chad MileGuru – 13
Tom TIKI mash 3?
411Synch 2 (surprising – this was GREAT!)
Dave StrikeIron – was not soliciting nickels -1
Eric Small Town Guides – ?
RealestateFu – Greg from FrozenBear.com 0 (!) This was a superb mash…what’s going on?
Wait – we may have a TIE! ?? Redistribution is happening….
It’s a tie between WeatherBonk and Mecommerce…(who also had the picture captcha )
The tie has been broken by voting by people moving across the room and it’s David Schorr’s WeatherBonk.