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

Artifex
Artifex (Sep 09, 2015)

Keep doing what you're doing guys :)

johan1234
johan1234 (Sep 09, 2015)

awesome, great to here from you guys

mrVazil
mrVazil (Sep 09, 2015)

@lemon does this mean you're gonna fix the helpsite as well?

microkid
microkid (Sep 09, 2015)

Something that would be great, was if we could have the possibility to hide completed shows, something like this;
http://www.currelis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/firefox-arrow.jpg

Just have like "On air" and "Ended" or "Completed" or something similar :)

hoon
hoon (Sep 09, 2015)

Yay! Thank you for your hard work <3

euoi
euoi (Sep 09, 2015)

Yay!

Dangerfield23
Dangerfield23 (Sep 09, 2015)

You guys rock!

tesla
tesla (Sep 09, 2015)

Fabulous news! Thank you for all of your hard work!

zazaydou
zazaydou (Sep 08, 2015)

Thumbs up.

DENISFINDER
DENISFINDER (Sep 08, 2015)

Congrats for the hard work and many thanks from a lot of people around the world. Big hug and kind regads from Spain ;-)

brunahani
brunahani (Sep 08, 2015)

Thumbs up!

tombarys
tombarys (Sep 08, 2015)

Great! Keep moving! :)

Argia88
Argia88 (Sep 08, 2015)

Congrats, guys! let's revamp followmytv! :)

sparklebiscuit
sparklebiscuit (Sep 08, 2015)

Looking forward to the new features! And hopefully even with the additions the site will remain simple looking, too many website have fallen victim to new hip fancy modern look and it doesn't really work (last.fm is the most recent example of this). This site is simple but functional, I wouldn't change a thing. (I would change my username if that were a possibility though ;) )

zdlr (Sep 08, 2015)

Excellent news! Glad to see all my donations weren't in vain. Can't wait for an iOS app. I'm one of those daily users mentioned in the blog post. I don't know what I'd do without followmy.tv - guess I'll keep donating on a regular basis seeing as it's going towards more development. Love your work!

Lemon
Lemon (Sep 08, 2015)

We do have site moderators that can add and/or edit existing content. If you feel like you would be a great fit for the moderation team. You can also send an email to info@followmy.tv:)

SilentAlarm
SilentAlarm (Sep 08, 2015)

I'm stoked about the future of FMTV, can't wait to see the updates myself!

@Saxo This can come in handy, I will definitely talk with @Lemon about this. In the meanwhile; I’ll try to mention premieres and finales on our social media accounts. You can always give me a shout-out if I skipped something.

@andrejuseu Some info is outdated / missing, I’ll try to come up with a system to make this work without loosing any quality. Obviously we can’t let everyone edit stuff like this. I have some powers to edit info, so if you see something that’s not correct .. let me know and i’ll put it on my TO-DO-list. However I’m not planning to edit a thousand shows myself. Same about the screenshots, @KHFanXIII

@drakon Nice! :-)

bojler
bojler (Sep 08, 2015)

Great news!

aniforprez
aniforprez (Sep 08, 2015)

Awesome! Thought the site was going down permanently but this is awesome! Keep up the great work fellas!

Saxo
Saxo (Sep 08, 2015)

Can we get notifications when shows get cancelled

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