We are covering a lot today, but for those that just want to jump strait to the good stuff, check out our new user ranking page, our new charts page, our new reviews page, oh and our new apps page. So much new goodness!
User Ranking and Stats
So it’s about that time again, time to roll out some new features. We have a few interesting things to show you but we will start with the new User Ranking page. The idea is simple, every time you watch a show or a movie your “score” increases. At the end of the week (or at any time during) you can hop over to the user ranking page to see where you stand. These scores are tallied for the last month, the last quarter and all time. The User Ranking page has been in place a few weeks but we would still love to hear your feedback. Leave a comment below!
In related new we are also rolling out your personalized Charts page. This is another feature that will delight the stats lovers out there, but we think everyone will find this interesting. To start we have a graph showing how often you or your friend have watched movies and shows over the last few months. It’s a simple graph but it is fascinating to see how viewing habits dip over the holidays or during the television “off season”. Next we have a genre graph that charts what movie genres you watch the most of over time. And finally for those that are interested in the ranking feature mentioned above, we chart your global rank over time.
We hope you find these charts interesting. If you have any ideas on other interesting ways to visualize your viewing history we would love to hear from you. Leave a reply here or jump on our IRC channel to say hi!
Next up is our new user reviews page. The reviews page is a centralized location where you can look at what you (or one of your friends) has rated and reviewed in the past. This is an excellent way to get familiar with the movie tastes of a friend of yours and it is also great for tweaking your own past reviews. Yes Dude Where’s My Car is epic but if you want to tweak your review the next morning, the reviews page is the place to go.
Changes and enhancements are always happening with the various programs and plugins that hook into follw.it. For example did you know that Twitter integration has be significantly expanded? You can now optionally sync reviews, ratings, watch events and more!
Finally we are rolling out our Apps page. This is your one stop location to find applications that support follw.it on various platforms. For example did you know that there is a follw.it plugin for the MediaBrowser platform? What about our Chrome plugin? Check out the entire showcase on our Apps page and check back in the future, new projects are in the works!