14 January 2008 |

If you’ve ever wondered what a mash up is…

.. then here is a
fine example
from the BBC. The Wikipedia definition of a mash up is "a
web application that combines data and/or functionality from more than one
source". A developer at the BBC, Simon Cross, has taken online information
already available which tells him what is currently being played on the Radio.
He then uses this information to fetch related pictures from flickr.com and
information from last.fm as to which are the most popular tracks and what the
upcoming related events are.
If you visit the
site and it tells you ‘Nothing playing right now’ then hang in there, it’s worth
checking out.

Tamar Staff Member

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