A few apps and links that have been making my brain fizz around TV check-ins lately…
Yap.TV – an iPhone app for augmenting your experience while watching TV programmes.
Not so much a check-in app but a ‘companion to the TV watching experience’. Think it’s largely US based and populated but it is available to download (free) in the UK and I’ve just downloaded it and found a couple of UK programmes. You search for a programme, it gives you 5 screens to flip through – programme details, tweets mentioning that programme, Polls, friends watching that programme and ‘Living Room’ – a space where you can invite your friends to a private conversation around that programme. It also allows you to update your Facebook or Twitter directly from it with a comment about the programme.
How about a 6th screen that shows a data visualisation of the conversation around the programme?..
Looks really interesting – not available to download in the UK unfortunately. Uses sound recognition and a patented indexing technology called Soundprint. Basically it has a library of millions of previously aired and current shows. I guess it works much like Shazam, but for telly.
Miso – taking TV check-ins beyond just checking in
I’m very interested in this – will be interesting to see how this area progresses.