Lazy Day

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Ben TossellPro@bentossell · newCo
This is still in Alpha stage but I like these collab-style sites (favourite so far is &chill - love the experience of that) Initially I thought this was watching full movies but then realised it's just trailers - Obviously streaming movies is a different issue! Still pretty cool though
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@bentossell I'm missing something. Can I watch these trailers with friends? Looks like just a site for trailers.
Ben TossellPro@bentossell · newCo
@rrhoover maybe I'm missing something...I thought the trailers played on channels and if you are on the channel you see same trailer as others....maybe I'm wrong
FrederickMaker@frederickjabre · Indie Developer
@rrhoover @bentossell Hey Ryan. Thanks for checking this out. No this site was designed purely to help you make a decision. The question I kept asking myself while building this was What movie do I want to watch right now? Initially I built this around Netflix and then expanded to other movies. The UX concept draws a lot from Pandora.
FrederickMaker@frederickjabre · Indie Developer
@bentossell @rrhoover A channel's selection of trailers is created based on the keyword. A keyword can be anything i.e. #horror or #film-noir or #Neil Patrick Harris.
FrederickMaker@frederickjabre · Indie Developer
Thanks for the Hunt @arunpattnaik. This is the original Reddit thread from 10 months ago: http://goo.gl/lkz0DZ and HN thread: http://goo.gl/Fh7eot from yesterday. The app is a bit buggy because I haven't touched it much since I released it last year to the r/movies reddit community due to lack of resources (mostly financial/time) I've had to put app dev on hold. Signup isn't working fully yet and you may notice some broken trailers/links, movie dataset is not up to date. It's goes to 2014. I built this [Django] app over the course of two years, and the concept is somewhat inspired by the Pandora app, but applied to movies, not music. The only question I kept asking myself when building it was "What movie do I want to watch?" although I noticed I was happy with just sitting in front of it watching trailers for an hour or two when I wanted a distraction from my day to day. I built this originally in Swift as a mac app to help me find something to watch on Netflix because I was disappointed with how Netflix solved this problem. Netflix then famously shutdown its API access. I gave up on Netflix and expanded LazyDay to include all (mostly Hollywood produced) movies, as data on this dataset is widely available online. I have been posting to different channels about LazyDay recently to try and find help - dev resources and/or financial - to continue developing it out. I was considering something like kickstarter. I initially built this app for myself because I was frustrated with all the currently available ways to find a movie to watch. Most apps present you with a grid with 100s of selections to choose from and put the cover art front and center. I wanted to focus on one movie selection at a time and make the movie trailer front and center. It's more of a key decider on whether or not I want to watch a particular movie. I hope to continue developing it out.
Arun PattnaikHunter@arunpattnaik · UX'er for web startups, maker of things.
Lazyday lets you find movies based on keywords or themes.
FrederickMaker@frederickjabre · Indie Developer
@arunpattnaik Thanks for the hunt! It does indeed. I made this site initially to help me find movies to watch on Netflix, but then expanded on the concept.
Sam Cambridge@samcambridge · Senior Developer @ Quuu.co
An awesome way to find the movie you want to watch without having to do much at all
FrederickMaker@frederickjabre · Indie Developer
@samcambridge Thanks for checking it out :) That was the idea, find a movie to watch lazily...