Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Something old, something new: Technology meets tradition for the Royal Wedding

[Cross-posted from the Europe Developer Blog]

As you may have heard, the UK is gearing up for a very special wedding on April 29, when Prince William and Catherine Middleton will be married in Westminster Abbey in London.

Unlike many previous Royal Weddings, this event will have its own website – and we're honoured that St. James’s Palace has chosen to use Google’s computing infrastructure to power the site.

The site, which just went live at www.officialroyalwedding2011.org, is hosted on Google App Engine, which allows developers easily to build and host their web applications on Google's own computing infrastructure. It's a great way to run apps quickly, more securely, and at scale, which makes it ideal for such an important national occasion. The site will be regularly updated by St. James’s Palace in the run up to the wedding day.

This was a great team effort between Accenture, who built the site, the web design agency Reading Room who led on the design and creative work, and the App Engine team.

We hope it proves to be the perfect marriage of tradition and modernity as we approach the big day.

10 comments:

rhodesmarket said...

very nice article, i like that a lot!

karl said...
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Damian del Rivero said...

sorry, but very bad designed site for the royal wedding... accenture is not an example of a good development house for app engine projects... anyway thumps up for app engine!

David H said...

Oh, how lovely :) After poking around the site a little, it's a little unclear to me which parts of the project would have warranted the involvement of the appengine team. Feel free to explain...

Matthew Simoneau said...

It looks like they used blogging software that has been ported to App Engine. Can anyone name it? I don't see any tells in the source.

Jos said...

I was not involved in any way in the development of the Royal Wedding site, but to me the structure looks remarkably similar to Bloggart, a project originally created by Nick Johnson.

A slightly modified version of Bloggart was used for my company's website, which incidently went live the same week as the Royal Wedding site ;)

Jos said...

I was not involved in any way in the development of the Royal Wedding site, but to me the structure looks similar to Bloggart, a blogproject originally created by Nick Johnson and that I've been using as well.

creoff said...

It's nice to see App Engine becoming the choosen platform for big events like this one.

Not sure which blog software they used but there are several opensource blog solutions out there. I use one of those for my own site too.

Aadams1 said...

royal wedding is differ from others wedding. The normal People married simply. but royal dsigners are design the wedding app projects site. it's a nice app to choose a big platform.

Aadams1 said...

Royal weddings are something new, there are big people is like to celebrate our Royal weddings. normal wedding planner are diff from royal wedding planner.