Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Version 3 is Now Available

I submitted to the App Store on Monday, and just got notice that its been accepted. Please let me know what you think and what you would like to see in the next version.

Some ideas I have:

- add more info per movie, all genres, ratings etc.
- save queue etc. data in the iPhone so it starts up quickly and synchronize using a background thread.
- redesign the user interface from scratch
- allow more movies to be pulled for each search, at present it gets the first 100 and picks out the instant ones


Unknown said...

Allow us to search by Genre!

Thanks for the great work!

Adrian Cockcroft said...

Many thanks for your comment!

There is no way in the Netflix API to browse by genre unfortunately. There is a top25 list per genre, but once that is filtered to instant only there isn't much left....

Netflix search engine doesn't really handle searches by genre either.

I'm thinking of displaying all the genres rather than just the primary one, and allowing some sorting by genre in the queue and other lists.