This is terrific and we've already found 5 movies that look exciting.
Amazon and Hulu links will be awesome! Netflix doesn't realize what the creativity they'll be stifling by shutting off their API.
Finally I can see and sort by RT rating which I trust way more than imdb.
You could also somehow link it to "popcorn time" then it will complete the loop.
Also a separate section for "available on netflix" will make this indispensable.
You could even add a weekly newsletter that shows... 1. new movies on netflix. 2. must watch classics etc base on my taste 4. new episodes of [walking dead] available
and shoot it out on a friday :-)
The netflix is shutting down their api but we'll do our best go get their data.
Filtering by streaming service is a killer feature.
Edit: Sure enough, as soon as I posted this I came across an article saying that Tivo will be getting Amazon Prime this fall, as well as Vudu. http://zatznotfunny.com/2014-08/amazon-instant-vudu-coming-t...
edit: I didn't realize they were shutting down their api to 3rd parties very soon. I'm assuming this won't work after that
If you're looking to do something similar, this exact same app for books would be welcome too. Also podcasts, audio content (recorded letters), music, etc.
Discovery is an interesting problem. Between mobile apps & google's overall approach a lot of discovery seems to be based on giving you the right answer. Sometimes what you need is not the right answer, but a good way of browsing. I like filters and dials as a way of searching for things. It's fun.
The second thing is that, on browsing movies "from Japan," I immediately get Band of Brothers, Kill Bill, Lost in Translation, The Last Samurai, and the latest American reboot of Godzilla. If it's intended to show movies set in a particular country, that's potentially a really cool gimmick, but as it is it seems inaccurate.
Love the site, though! Great work!
We're looking into this. If you could provide any additional info about the error, it would be very helpful for us! Thanks
WHAT i would love to have is a way to mark the movies i have seen and perhaps filter them out from the list !
That would make my life easier in picking up movies !
Other than that, this looks amazing. Great work
Just that facebook login has vanished
I think you have a small issue with the Rotten Tomatoes API, for example with the movie Lucy (http://www.movieo.me/240832-lucy). The page shows a 96% audience score, while the Rotten Tomatoes website says 48% (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/lucy_2014/).
Highest audience rated animation from Japan between 2000 and 2014? Bam, there you go. That's how you help people. :)
So thank you for making this. If you need any extra help / feedback in return, lemme know.
I took from some concepts by Julien Renvoye aswell. Check out his dribble.
I like that it works on mobile too, but why does the page need to be reloaded when I resize the browser width? upon resizing, I lost my scroll position and I noticed the text all became red at tablet-ish width.
Not really a criticism but more of a question as I'm not a designer by any means:
Why do you only use a sliver of horizontal screen space in the middle?
I only mention this because it looks slightly unusual on my 27"
We could left align it tho. Didn't really try yet. Thanks for the suggestion!
Only suggestion: Number of ratings/reviews should hold more weight in the sorting algorithm.
e.g. Hollywood Buddha (2003) shouldn't be the RT Audience Rating second highest ranked film all time.
"Top movies" take into account the number of votes and use the same algorithm as IMDB does for their top 250.
"Strictly by rating" does what it says. It sorts movies strictly by rating, and only includes movies that have at least ~8 reviews on RT, ~25000 on IMDB.
Also I would suggest to add a random button. It's simple and a lot of fun.
For Netflix I have built, www.flicksery.com to solve my own problem of searching for good movies. Unfortunately the API is going to shut down soon. :(
frontend: SCSS/CoffeeScript/jQuery (no css/js frameworks)
We've been working on this for the past couple of months in our spare time. TBH I have no idea how many hours it took.
The login was broken for some users, we think it's fixed now but were not sure...it's hard to reproduce the error. Please tell us if it's working now!
It's pretty impressive that you guys hand-rolled the front-end, any reason why you didn't go w/ bootstrap or similar since it's supposed to save you time? (at least on paper) Personally that's what I tend to do myself but just curious.
That's my opinion, but I'm also known for hating on frameworks all the time so...yeah xD
I tried to steal without copying.
frontend: SCSS/CoffeeScript/jQuery (no frontend frameworks were used)
We didn't really expect this much traffic/good feedback. In the next week or two we'll be polishing the site and adding some much requested improvements. We need to collect our thoughts now and see what can be done concerning the Netflix integration.
Small nit: top right corner says "Rate by IMDB" but I think you mean "Rating by IMDB".
We could make money through ads(lame, not gonna happen), donations(we could add a button somewhere, but like anyone's gonna donate), amazon etc. links(we'll add those to movie page).
Anyway I doubt we'll make any money on this. And it doesn't matter since that wasn't the point. We just wanted to make something cool that people would use.
Also, we use free stuff all the time. Programming languages are free. Frameworks are free. Sometimes it's nice to give back to community.
We'll be able to put it in our CV's I guess (nobody cares about those either).
Heads up... seems to be two <head> tags on your home page.
We have some ideas on how to make this more accurate. We'll be improving it in the next couple of days.