The extension makes API requests to http://www.omdbapi.com/ for its data.
The free API key only allows 1,000 req/day but you apparently only need to spend $10/mo for unlimited queries: https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=5038490
I've never seen Patreon used as a storefront like this. Kinda interesting because Patreon also gives you a UI for capturing other types of sponsorships.
Once the functionality kicks in and they're actually blocked when attempting to access Netflix, 'instant uninstall, proceed with Netflix binge..'.
or ... git commit -m "garbage commit. Give me Netflix!"
I was originally commenting from the perspective of the plug-in as a self-help tool where its usage and existence in the browser was determined solely by the users themselves.
In a household setting, I could see it being useful in preventing kids from spending too much time in front of the computer.
Interestingly, I recall when hacking it together that there are quite a bit of discrepancies between the services and the release years they use for videos. One service will say that Movie A was released in 1989 but IMDB will have it listed as 1990. Release years matter for titles where there might be little or no variation between an original film, remakes, or sequels.
Oh no! Looks like you got lost.
Quick! Make your way back to the spaceship!
I certainly expect that this project is too small of a fish for imdb to care either way. It's more of a curiosity for me since I always love the simplicity of an API as a business.
Anyone knows of businesses going rogue first, then striking a deal later ?
Firefox supports a quite faithful port of the `chrome` object the Chrome extension APIs are namespaced under. The four extensions I've written in the past (generally internal-to-co) were all seamlessly supportable in both browsers once Firefox moved away from their old extension interface. There are some differences but Firefox keeps their additions/improvements they make contained to the `browser` namespace, which seem to be spec-driven so maybe those changes will end up in Chrome some day too.
TL;DR: don't let worrying about compatibility prevent you from just trying to install and run the same code in FF to see what happens.
Also, is the source code for this publicly available? I was going to just check this myself, but I don't immediately see a GitHub link in this thread or at the linked page from FF for Android.
I do understand the reasons why this is the case and don't have any proposals for how it could be meaningfully fixed, but still, I miss that bygone era of customisation.
IMO iPhones never really shined until they opened it up to 3rd party developers and built an ecosystem of developers around the app store.
One thing I love[d] about Windows was how deeply you could tailor the experience (through hooks, DLL injection, etc). Haven't played with Linux as much but love the concept that you can overhaul the whole source code to taste.
GreaseMonkey is analogous for the web.
I hope this concept isn't lost as corporations wrest control of both sides of the user experience (browser and services).
A better method would be to embed a unique id for the movie in a rating s widget, and let the user configure in their user agent which services they would like to query for ratings.
1. Movies and TV shows will show an IMDb™ rating next to wherever you would typically see a Netflix™ rating, and additionally will be shown on the play bar of what you're currently watching as well as next to each listed episode when browsing episodes of a TV series
2. Rotten Tomatoes™ and Metacritic™ ratings will also be displayed in the same way, but currently only for movies
3. Clicking on an IMDb™ rating will open the IMDb™ page for that movie or TV show in a new tab
For Chrome only
Another nice to have is the number of reviewers - I've noticed that some of these movies have high ratings early on (potentially from crew/cast/fans) but then slowly drop to the mean as more people review the movie.
Their site also shows whether the movie is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, or HBO and will deep link to the other sites. I'm not sure what Taste.io's business model is.
Apparently it uses AI to predict which movies you like.
In contrast to taste.io you don't need to sign up. You can get recommendations right away.
I'm curious why something like IMDB is useful for people. I would much rather get a metric related to what I, personally, might like, rather than what the majority likes.
Movie critics, on the other hand, seem to vote the complete opposite of regular viewers (and each other) to set themselves apart. Or voting some awful art house movie a 10/10 to signal that they, too, understood the high brow nuances that the groundlings could not. I end up agreeing with the user votes far more often than the critic scores on RT and Metacritic, and the user scores tend to line up with imdb anyways.
> Or voting some awful art house movie a 10/10 to signal that they, too, understood the high brow nuances that the groundlings could not.
I think this just speaks to a divide in movie reviews. Those critics are reviewing the movies as art, whereas many user reviews are reviewing movies as a consumer product. Neither approach is incorrect, but they have very different outcomes.
My current rules - Anything over an 8 on imbd is a must watch if over a year old. If a comedy/action movie over a 7 is fine. For less than a year old I read reviews, and decide how invested I am in watching it. Fantastic Beasts 2 tanked, but I watched it anyway and enjoyed it.
But I've pretty much stoped looking at IMDB entirely. One example: what I call the sci-fi fudge factor (SFFF), namely that if something is sci-fi or fantasy (or superheroes come to think of it) it tends to be a full rating point worse than its rating would suggest. Another: there are a lot of things in the 7s where something could be really good or really bad and I'm not sure why.
- Does not show the rating for all movies. Examples:
-- https://www.netflix.com/title/80189213 (empty)
-- https://www.netflix.com/title/70136120 (N/A)
- Show "IMDB rating" right away and a spinner while you're fetching the data from the API call.
- Let me click on it and go to IMDB to see more information