This is a project that I’ve wanted to make for a while.
I’ve wanted to create an iOS App just for practice. This seemed like a perfect first project.
Netflix is amazing, truly. I, like so many others enjoy a good Netflix show.
See, I grew up in a family that did not have TV. We had a “TV” but only a VHS player for it. It’s been interesting watching my family slowly evolve into a typical family who enjoys a good TV show.
Anyway, I recently watched the Netflix Series “The OA”
AND IT WAS TERRIBLE!
It was so terrible that it inspired me to create this app.
I just felt this need for a way to express my contempt for such an atrocity.
I did suffer through the entire series, but every single episode felt like I was being accosted.
I so deeply wanted a way to express my hatred for this show.
I hated it so much I started passive-aggressively sliding my fingers up and down in the air on imaginary levers that to me represented a slider for how awful it was. I then began sliding my fingers up and down so much that it became an almost subconscious action.
That’s when the idea came to me.
I believe I watched the series a few months ago (Today: 8 January 2018).
And just last week I finished the prototype for the App, and yesterday I wrote my first review using it.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”
Rating: 34 / 100
After using the app for the first time my first thoughts were that the UI needs some improvement.
This is what it currently looks like:
It’s pretty basic.
The GitHub link is here: https://github.com/riodw/ios.moviesliders
I can not guarantee it will always be public.
For the first review I used only 2 sliders.
Red for Interest
Green for Cliche
The results were pretty interesting.
After watching a few more movies I’ve decided there are a few more areas I want to track. These are all the options I would want.
Interest: Red (#c62928)
Cliche: Green (#01e675)
Funny: Blue (#2ab6f6)
Dumb: Purple (#fdff00)
WTF: Yellow (#fdff00)
There is no way to know if these are the right or even appropriate trends.
I also plan on adding the ability to add or disable them.
After publishing my first review I showed it to my boss. His first thought was how similar the concept was to SoundCloud.
While I’ve never used SoundCloud I suppose the concept is similar, but I have no intention of making this a publicly downloadable app. I hate managing users.