I believe that the best way to learn is to learn from each other, so I’m always on the search for stories of Canadian developers who have either built new applications using Windows Azure services or have migrated existing applications to Windows Azure. This is the story of TopThat, a BizSpark startup.

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TOPTHAT

TopThatLogoTopThat's competitive network lets people upload and tag their best images and videos capturing life's random moments, crazy stunts and top performances and pit them against others to see who can TopThat!  It boasts a responsive design making it available on any mobile device through a web app or via the traditional desktop experience. TopThat delivers a platform for SMBs to host competitive participatory marketing campaigns.  In turn these competitions provides them the perfect opportunity to develop brand lyalty and increase a brand/business' social presence.  For their consumers, it increase engagement and creates brand promoters out of them as they use their social graphs to promote their entries and thus your brand.

BRANDON CARUANA

brandonWith over 10 years of development experience, Brandon is a knowledgeable and skilled professional. He has extensive experience using a number of industry standard legal, financial, social networks and user generated content systems and developing software to integrate those systems together seamlessly. Enthusiasm, commitment, organized, team work skills and leadership qualities are some of the characteristics recognized by past employers and colleagues; all of which have been demonstrated by an exceptional quality of work in his career history.

BIZSPARK

BizSpark_StartupBizSpark is for startups who are developing software! So if that's you, and you've been doing so for less than 5 years, made less than a million in revenue per year, have less than 10 employees and are privately owned then welcome to BizSpark! What do you get? Free software, cloud hosting and more. More >>