Calling all product devs, designers, and mashup artists… we invite you — and your talented friends — to show us your ideal Flavorpill Local page!
We’ve got some good ideas, but we want to know what our readers want, which is why we’re asking you to help us envision the perfect hyperlocal page. Starting with our event feed, how would you show your neighborhood on Flavorpill?
Go ahead, mash up your favorite APIs, including (but not limited to) Google Maps, Google Calendar, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, Friends Connect, Yelp, Craigslist, and Foursquare, along with the best local blogs. All neighborhoods are welcome, but for a dynamic page based on our event feed, focus on one of the US cities where we’ve already got content — NYC, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami. We’re looking for great vision, but submissions that actually work — dynamic pages, tapping live feeds — have a better chance of winning.
HOW TO SUBMIT You have two weeks to submit a URL and a screenshot. The contest is currently open and ends at noon Monday, December 14th. After all submissions are in, Flavorpill will pick its shortlist of favorites. The public voting starts on December 15 and runs until December 18. The top three scoring entries will go to the last round; from these top three chosen, Flavorpill’s esteemed judges will pick the final winner, announcing it on December 21.
Joining Flavorpill’s co-founders Mark Mangan and Sascha Lewis to decide on the winner of Flavorpill Local are other great innovators in the local and digital space:
Scott Heiferman – CEO, MeetUp Ian Schafer – CEO, Deep Focus Phil Thomas Di Giulio – Organizer, Future of Local Media Doug Jaeger – Director of Innovation, TAXI New York Peter Rojas – Co-founder, gdgt Piers Fawkes – Founder, PSFK Fred Wilson – VC, Union Square Ventures Peter Duffin – Vice President of Brand Management, Lincoln Center Mark Josephson – CEO, Outside.in
The person voted with the best Flavorpill Neighborhoods page will win a $1,500 cash prize, a feature interview on Flavorwire, and a chance at becoming the head of this new local team. Lincoln Center will announce a special prize package for their favorite submission which focuses on the Upper West Side, NYC neighborhood. Outside.in is offering an additional $1000 prize if the winning mashup includes Outside.in.
Got any questions? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.