Manchester pioneered online Jubilee Time Capsule given to Queen Elizabeth in celebration of 60 years on throne

By Mancunian Matters staff

The world’s biggest online history project to be presented to the Queen today in celebration of her diamond jubilee was pioneered by a trio of Manchester-based companies.

More than 37,000 people hailing from 66 countries contributed to The Jubilee Time Capsule that celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne and will go on permanent display as part of the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.

And the record-breaking project was mastermind by Manchester’s digital developers Capsool, Melbourne Server Hosting and Attido Mobile who united to create the gift.

Generations across the Commonwealth uploaded content to the multimedia platform that was created by city centre developers Capsool.

The company’s managing director Paul Carruthers said: “We’re really proud to have supported such an amazing project to help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

“When it came to choosing partners we needed companies that were similarly imaginative, completely trustworthy and technically first-rate.

“That’s why we recruited Melbourne Server Hosting and Attido Mobile to the project. After we’d spoken to them, we didn’t need to speak to anyone else.”

Melbourne are hosting the system and backing up the project while Attido created free mobile applications for the 150GB collection.

Up to 80,000 Videos, pictures and text make up the time capsule and includes contributions for Prince Harry, David Cameron and Olympics and Paralympics legend Ocsar Pistorius.

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