Gigul8r is the easiest, slickest way of adding events to Eventful (or any concert calendar website/software) I've ever seen. It's intelligent, ajax responses let you add natural data (Tomorrow 8pm) that are verified on-the-fly. Then they also provide printable gig-posters for promotion of that event. I got a chance to hit up the two full-time Eventful employees at Mashup Camp for a few questions on their fun side project that tied for fourth place in the Best Mashup Contest
What language is your site written in?
Chris: It's written in PHP
Where do you get your data?
Chris: We use the Eventful API and maps from Google Maps. The other one is a large website that has a set, of say, 'spaces' and one that you could say is mine, and the ones that are say, my spaces on that have photos, and we use that as well.
When did you begin?
Chris: Gigul8r will be launched sometime tomorrow (1/18) and has been rattling around my brain since about 6 months ago. We started coding it about a week and a half ago.
What motivated you to make Gigul8r?
Chris: At my day job, Eventful, we talked to a lot of artists who were on Myspace and they used the Eventful Demand service to figure out where they should go for their tours. They never really thought of Eventful as a place to put their gigs, because when you go to Eventful, as it is now, it isn't super obvious where go in and put a whole tour list at a time. Gigul8r makes it really dirt simple to put in all your tour dates at one time and does all the hard work for you.
What was the last memorable concert you went to?
Nate: The Pale.
Chris: I have a three year old son, and I listen to Raffi most of the time. My son stole my brain.
If you could pick an artist or band to be Gigul8r's spokesperson, who would it be?
Chris: It would have to be somebody hot.
Nate: Chantelle Paige. I don't know [who she is], I just saw her on Myspace while we were testing the image importer and she passed the hot or not test.
iPod or Zune?
Chris: Do I really have to answer that? Zune comes in brown. iPod Nano 1st Generation.
What's your favorite music blog?
Chris: Let me think for a second...I think it may be..Podbop Blog
Nate: I'm going to go ahead and agree
New York or Boston?
Nate: Depends if you are talking sports. I think sports when I think of Boston; Boston Red Sox absolutely! But for cities, I'd have to say New York.
If you had a band, what would you name it?
Chris: When I was putting the talk together for Mashup University, I came up with the name Thunk Monkeys, and I kinda like that.
David (Organizer of Mashup Camp): Sounds like a flavor of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
Chris: Which is good for a band name!