The ultimate movie recommendation accessory
Having already used this app format successfully with apps and music, the Discovr team has done it again when it comes to opening up a medium to users. In this instance movies are the focus of attention.
Uncovering a great film is one of life’s little victories, and while this is vastly different from the more usual method of word-of-mouth, there is still a sense of that with this app.
Anyone familiar with the Discovr interface will instantly recognise the spider diagram map that expands across the screen of your device, the threads between the films pulling and moulding the shape of your map as more films intertwine with each other.
If you can draw yourself away from the nearly endless content, you can really appreciate the physics that are on show, with the links between different movies constantly changing the position of icons as they’re pulled in different directions.
To start building your own map, enter a film title into the search bar on the main menu. This will spawn your map with your searched title at the heart, and a few suggestions surrounding it. Now, you are completely free to develop your map as you wish. A single tap of one of the suggestions makes that the centre point, instantly producing movies similar to that film.
Once you’ve found a movie that catches your eye, delve deeper by double tapping on its icon. This opens up the information page, where you get a larger version of the poster, a full synopsis, cast list and a host of reviews courtesy of Rotten Tomatoes, as well as links to other sites. No stone is left unturned, and after a couple of minutes gesturing through this screen, you’ll know whether this is for you.
It also contains a list of movies in cinemas, as well as a selection of the development team’s favourites, which is something you can recreate by tapping and holding on a movie icon and adding to your favourites list. Team this app with a movie streaming or subscription service, and you’ll never be bored again.
An already solid formula married with a medium we all want to explore.
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