Friday, 29 May 2009

Alpha alpha alpha!

Here it is - our first live-to-the-public version of Tank Top TV.

Phil wrote what has become Tank Top, because he was fed up of searching all over BBC's iPlayer to see whether there are new versions of the programmes he wants to watch. We've used it for a while, and we think it's pretty cool, and we hope you will too.

Tank Top maintains a list of programmes that you're interested in. You can filter out programmes you're not interested in, so they won't appear on your list again. When there's a programme you want to watch, just click straight through to view it. You'll be taken direct to the right place on iPlayer - you'll still be watching the same content, in exactly the same way as usual. Tank Top just makes it easier to find.

New programmes that you haven't already blocked get added to your list automatically. If you don't like something, just block it so it won't appear again.

What next?

We've got loads of ideas for improvements and enhancements - here are just a few we're hoping to implement in the near future:
  • Adding more channels/providers like ITV Player, 4OD etc
  • Highlighting your favourite programmes - giving you the option of an email alert when there's a new episode available online
  • Filtering out entire channels
  • Recommending programmes you might like
What would you like to see? Let us know what you think!

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