Recently I received the following "fan mail" from Miles King
I recently stumbled across an old blog post you wrote about the rising value of "mash-ups", and found it very interesting and relevant, more so today than ever. My colleagues and I are frequent visitors to Outside Innovation and we really appreciate blogs like this one, which show how the future of successful, web-based content will be highly multifaceted. My company couldn't agree more that new technology needs to be a genuinely useful "mash-up." For my colleagues and I, a fresh mapping "mash-up" makes it possible to bring efficiency and productivity to the frustrating and often daunting task of finding parking throughout the country.
We are a start-up offering our own progressive iPhone innovation for improving the parking industry: the “PIM" app, available in the iTunes store. Parking In Motion’s free app, lets you find, reserve, and pay for your parking spots across the US, Canada and Europe, and also gives the driver occupancy information in certain locations in real time.
If at all possible, we’d love for you to give the app a whirl and let us know what you think of it. Thanks again for your material.
iPhone app: http://itunes.apple.com/pk/app/p-i-m/id417605484?mt=8"
Obviously, his flattery worked! Here I am flogging his app in my blog...
What Percentage of Popular Apps are MashUps?
Parking in Motion is one iPad app that's essentially a mashup--What are YOUR favorite smartphone or tablet apps that are mashups--e.g., where the app itself combines the functionality of services provided by multiple suppliers in a new and interesting way?