MOO API hacks at BarCampLondon5 – and a winner

6th October 2008 by stefan

At BarCampLondon5, I gave a session on the beta MOO API. The slides are here. We also held a little competition – the best API hack over the weekend would win a Flip Video Ultra

The entries were as follows:

They’re all a little rough and ready (knocked together in hours, in
true barcamp spirit), but they do demonstrate the range of things one
can do quite nicely.

  1. Make MOO postcards via MMS, with a nice little shortcode authentication method too.

    by Sam Machin.

  2. Make MOO Postcards from Flickr Sunsets

    by Nathan O’Hanlon

  3. Make MOO minicards from Amazon book covers.

    by Simon Willison

  4. Generate minicards with your Wii codes on them for sharing

    by Dominic Hodgson (and (unnamed) girlfriend)

  5. Ten Word Review Moo cards

    which takes reviews from , The Ten Word Review and renders them into cards.

    by Neil Crosby

and the winner is…

It was tricky. I like them all, and all demonstrate API superpowers in different ways, but the grand prize goes to…

Ten Word Review Moo cards

Well done, Neil.

I think we’ll be having some more competitions soon. I enjoyed that. Thanks to all who entered.

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