Welcome to Shoothill’s May newsletter!

It’s been a very busy spring for the Shootlets and we’re pleased to finally reveal some of our newest and most exciting projects! Take a peek at what’s been going on at Shoothill Towers…

Digital Royal Portrait goes global

Our spectacular user-generated digital mosaic of Prince William and Kate Middleton for MSN has attracted attention from around the globe! The mosaic is filled with thousands of pictures uploaded by well wishers and was built using our proprietary software MegaFiche, which can potentially feature over a million images in one giant picture. The mosaic is now available to buy in the UK as a limited-edition print.

Battle of Britain guide nominated for an AOP award

We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Association of Online Publishers’ Digital Awards 2011. The awards, which take place in June, celebrate excellence in digital media and our Battle of Britain project, which we built for MSN, has been nominated for the Innovation 2011 Award. Watch this space!

Shoothill gear up for Bing Maps Webcast

Bing scheduled a webcast for Wednesday 18th May at 8am Pacific Time to highlight Shoothill’s store locator templates, as part of the Multimap and MapPoint Web Service consolidation to the Bing Maps platform. My Store Locator is a simple and stress-free way to migrate your existing store location information or build a new store locator on your own website. The webcast also explored Bing Maps on mobile devices and Azure.

The Register talks Cloud Computing with Shoothill

We were recently interviewed by The Register on some of our recent Azure-based projects, and the benefits of cloud computing. Hear Rod’s tips and check out the video here on YouTube, and don’t forget to check out Shoothill’s YouTube channel too!

Microsoft Tag gets the Megafiche treatment!

After launching on Facebook in March, the Megafiche mosaic of Microsoft Tags we created for the action-thriller movie Source Code, is still going strong. Each month, the master image on the Source Code Tag Facebook page changes to a new still from the movie, and each of the one million TAGs are all ‘active’ – some containing special prizes. We’re particularly excited about this project as it’s the first time a competition using Tag has been combined with Silverlight Deep Zoom within a mosaic on Facebook.