Catching-up on API contest news: in the Microsoft / Amazon Web Services contest there were 3 top prize winners. First place winner received a $5,000 Amazon wish list fulfillment. Nicely executed, creative applications. They are now all listed at ProgrammableWeb:
- My 10 Wishes: First Prize winner. Lets children pick what they want for Christmas from custom list of Amazon toys and games.
- Amazames: Second place winner. A portal for casual games related to online shopping in general and shopping, primarily via Amazon.com. Requires Windows download.
- FeatFinder : Third place winner. Explore relationship between artists. Idea based on six degrees theory: no artist is separated from another by more than six other artists.