Often we like to highlight mashups that offer useful features such as searching for a new house, planning a vacation or saving on energy costs. Sometimes though, it's nice to use a mashup for no other reason than it is fun. Today we'll look at several gaming mashups that allow users to take a quiz, conduct a treasure hunt and even modify Minecraft.
Most of us would know exactly what the phrases 'slug bug', 'punch bug' or 'punch beetle' mean. They're normally associated with sudden shrieks and a punch in the arm. I'm talking about that old car game that created hours of fun for any kid on a boring car journey. The object of the game was to be the first to spot a Volkswagen Beetle, call out 'slug bug' and punch the other player in the arm. Using Google Street View Imagery via the Google Maps API, Volkswagen has brought this much-loved, old tradition into the modern digital world. Now anyone, anywhere can play the game without ever having to be in a car.
DoneDone, issue tracking service, offers the DoneDone API that enables developers to include DoneDone's feature set via existing workflows and third party applications. DoneDone's premier goal is to streamline and simplify projects and eliminate the use of spreadsheets, sticky notes, email chains and other traditional forms of cumbersome notes and reminders.