Followmy.tv Keeps track of your current tv shows. Discover new tv shows, discuss and share them with your friends.

How does the future for followmy.tv look like?

By Lemon - Sep 07, 2015

FMTV at the moment

Followmy.tv has been around since January 2010, created out of love for Television and desperately in need of a decent agenda to keep track of our favourite episodes. Our main goal was to create a platform to get people to follow, share and talk about their favorite TV Shows. Fast forward 5 years later: we've created a community of 52 342 members, over 6000 of them using followmy.tv on a daily base. We could not have dreamed a greater gift. Thank you!

People who've been around since our start already know we hardly make any statements about followmy.tv. In fact: we only make statements if we feel we need to. This is because our platform is very powerful: It can survive without any moderation. That's all because a lot of people have the same feeling as we do; A lot of people love their TV shows and have a need for a platform to keep track of them, talk about them and to introduce them to friends. This is also the reason why we’re creating this blog; because we still believe in this. Even more: We’re taking the Followmy.tv experience to the next level.

New Updates

The site was originally built on top of the CakePHP 1.3 framework. We started moving to the 2.x version of that framework a couple of years ago. Recently 3.0 came out and we ended up deciding to rebuild the entire site from the ground up. With that in mind, we do have several new features planned and here are a couple of them:

  • OAuth2 API: A fully open API that developers can use to create cool things
  • Native mobile apps: Planning on ios and android
  • Lists: A cool new way to discover tv shows in a unique way
  • Groups: Form groups to discuss and share your favorite tv shows with your closest friends.
  • Discussions: A better way to communicate with fans.

The entire new website will use its own OAuth2 API to communicate with the back-end. Which means that you as a developer will have full creative freedom and making cool things to integrate with followmy.tv!

Our goal is to get all of this done by the end of the year.

Kenny

Since the early beginning we have received tons of mails, tweets, Facebook messages,.. so we decided to introduce Kenny Leys (SilentAlarm) on board of our team to manage our social media platforms. He'll be responsible for keeping our instagram, facebook and twitter up-to-date with the latest news, throwbacks, behind the scene footage and much more. Make sure to follow every single one of them!

Jasper

Jasper and I founded followmy.tv almost 5 years ago. We had this grand idea and we made it reality. Everything you see on your screen was designed by Jasper and he did an amazing job. Due to other work & life responsibilities, Jasper is stepping down from the team. Thanks you for all your hard work Jasper, you will be missed!

UI Designer

At the moment we’re back a 2-man operation but we’re hoping to expand soon! If you are a software developer with plenty experience in CakePHP (or PHP in general) or if you are an awesome UI designer, please drop us an email on info@followmy.tv.

Thanks

We've said it before; Followmy.tv will keep going on as long as we’re existing. All of this thanks to every awesome user out there. We’d like to end this post with a special thanks to all of the users that have donated, without you guys/girls Followmy.tv would not be have been possible to maintain.

Keep track of our social media, we’ll be back soon.

Comments

Darkmini
Darkmini (Sep 12, 2015)

Yaaay an app :D

ins19
ins19 (Sep 12, 2015)

great news <3

mrnowpt
mrnowpt (Sep 12, 2015)

Great news! No Windows Phone though...

MoreOver21
MoreOver21 (Sep 12, 2015)

Thanks for the update, guys! I am really looking forward to all the new features.

I was wondering a while ago how this whole thing works... I am talking financially... ;-) How about a paid membership? I am sure a couple 100 of us would love to pay 3-4 bucks per month. Maybe for some additional features? Like a "special user badge" or email alerts when a series I like is airing the first time... I am sure you have even better ideas ;-)

Cheers!

De4su
De4su (Sep 11, 2015)

Hell yeah ;3 android.

rui518
rui518 (Sep 11, 2015)

Only android and ios app? and about windows phone?

gublah
gublah (Sep 11, 2015)

Lists <3 Groups <3 I loved the ideas!

About
About (Sep 11, 2015)

Looking forward to the new Lists feature.

sammyhunt
sammyhunt (Sep 10, 2015)

@oopossum Totally agree. I would love a rewatch option. The only thing I've been doing is "unwatching" the whole show and then re-"watching" episodes so I can keep up with where I am.

oopossum
oopossum (Sep 10, 2015)

Are you going to add a rewatch option yet

SilentAlarm
SilentAlarm (Sep 10, 2015)

@microkid No reason to panic, according to tweets from Ben Drummond TVRage will be back online soon.

( "All the data is safe from last Sunday when the site went off line. " - https://twitter.com/BenDrummond21

"Im hoping (to get the site back online) today or tomorrow at the latest." - https://twitter.com/BenDrummond21/status/641913220865859584)

rlanglands
rlanglands (Sep 10, 2015)

Love this site.

camaleon6994
camaleon6994 (Sep 10, 2015)

This is my start up webpage. I plan my day on tv series. With out you I´ll be nothing

microkid
microkid (Sep 10, 2015)

Found this info on isitdownrightnow today ...
What will happen' to this site now? Will you find another site to pull information from?

(Copied from isitdownrightnow.com)
"I'm miigotu, lead developer of SickRage.

I was contacted by a sysadmin about a month ago, who told me that the owner was paranoid about "people in the network".

He said the owner had already sent orders for the datacenter to be shut down several times the he (the sysadmin) had cancelled.

He also said that he would be leaving that job in about a month, and that I should be prepared for the site to go down for good.

Normally I would ignore this claim, as I had no way of verifying that this person was indeed a sysadmin. However I did prepare some code just in case.

So when the site went down right about when the guy said it would I knew it could not have been a hoax.

We simply stripped out TVRage support, and converted our users' shows from TVRage to TVDB ids. This makes our job easier anyways, because it is easier to maintain now, and the info was often incorrect and breaking things for our users anyway."

vanbastel
vanbastel (Sep 09, 2015)

keep up the great work!

Superyamii
Superyamii (Sep 09, 2015)

Waiting for the app

gnomeknows
gnomeknows (Sep 09, 2015)

@microkid Have to second that, be very handy to have that.

Volv
Volv (Sep 09, 2015)

Sounds great. As long as you don't pull a Last.fm, that is.

drakon
drakon (Sep 09, 2015)

@SilentAlarm Thanks. - Let me know if you have any feedback. :)

carlostormo
carlostormo (Sep 09, 2015)

Thanks for all the work done, it's truly appreciated.

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