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Contest Combines Pubs, Google, Twitter and Mashups

June 04
09:36 2009

Web Hosting NewsManchester, UK – A new online contest combines the UK’s love of pubs with modern web tools such as Twitter and Google. Created and sponsored by website hosting company, the First Ever Pub Mashup Competition offers web developers the opportunity to win cash and prizes worth £1,334.

The contest entry criteria are simple: create a mashup that has anything at all to do with pubs. Any entry can win, just so long as the mashup involves a pub in some way. The competition runs from June 1 – June 30, 2009. Winners will be selected in early July. Details on the rules and entry forms are available at:

[swfobj src=”” width=”300/250″ class=”border: 1px solid grey;” align=”right”] As stated by Wikipedia, ”mashup” is a term in web development, denoting a web application that combines data or functionality from two or more sources into a single integrated application. The term mashup implies easy, fast integration, frequently done by access to open APIs and data sources to produce results that were not the original reason for producing the raw source data. Google and Twitter are frequently used by developers when creating mashups as the APIs are well developed and accessible.

Co-founder of and frequent pub visitor, Stuart Melling explained the thinking behind the pub mashup competition, ”Let’s face it, here in the UK pubs are a revered institution. Our own staff enjoy a quick pint quite frequently here in Manchester, plus we often visit our local pubs, so we thought – why not create a great contest that involves both our audience of web developers and pubs? Plus, it gives the web development community a great way to combine their favorite activities into one – pubs and coding mashups.”

Winners of the First Ever Pub Mashup Competition will be selected by a panel made up of employees who enjoy going to pubs. The entries will be judged on the following criteria:

Betterment of the greater Pub community
Fun and engaging to use

To learn more about, the First Ever Pub Mashup Competition or web hosting products, please visit: or

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