My new Rails Site - eVokeTV


#1

Someone else announced their new rails site earlier today and it just so
happens I’m also excited to be launching my first one and wanted to help
spread the word. Please forgive me, I don’t mean to spam. :slight_smile: It’s
being
“launched” tomorrow at the Demo 2006 conference. (see: http://demo.com)

eVokeTV - http://evoketv.com

Basically it’s a TV Listings website with a few twists such as:

  • Realtime ajax chat rooms that connect you to other people that are
    also
    watching the show you’re watching. (ie. if the show is also on right
    now in
    their schedule. Click on any show that is on right now then the TV Room
    button) Realtime show ratings to express how you feel about the show at
    any
    time which is then plotted on a line graph using the Gruff Graphing
    Library.
  • Personalized lineups which you can subscribe to via RSS which gives
    you a
    daily list of shows that are on today. Click here to see mine:
    http://evoketv.com/user/tony/lineup

Here’s a more complete list of features and planned features:
http://www.evoketv.com/info/whyreg

Any feedback is appreciated. Be gentle. :slight_smile: The layout and design
still
needs some work.


#2

Cool idea! Thanks for posting it. A little feedback (after my 5 minutes
perusing the site):

  • I couldn’t figure out what ‘My Programs’ did for me. Can I add my
    favorite shows to it?
  • UI as whole is very “engineer” looking - it could use a make over by
    a slick graphic artist. I’ll plug my own company here:
    www.kinetictheoryinc.com. Give us a call :wink:
  • Most impressive feature: The TV show info that shows up in the right
    hand side. Informative, nice AJAX style loading, and cool.

Good luck with it!


#3

On 2/7/06, m4dc4p removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

  • I couldn’t figure out what ‘My Programs’ did for me. Can I add my
    favorite shows to it?

Yeah that isn’t very clear, I added that paragraph to try to explain it.
Basically as you click on shows, you’ll see star ratings in the yellow
box.
Give a show a star rating and it will show up under My Programs.

  • UI as whole is very “engineer” looking - it could use a make over by

a slick graphic artist. I’ll plug my own company here:
www.kinetictheoryinc.com. Give us a call :wink:

That would be because it was designed by an engineer, namely me. :slight_smile:
Like I
said, the interface needs some love. Hopeing to get some interest going
and
some cash and the first thing I’m pushing for is to get a real graphic
designer.

Good luck with it!

Thanks!