References - BoxOffice

Description: This widget shows last week's movie ranking.

The ranking is retrieved from IMDb, IMDb-UK, Yahoo Movie or goo.ne.jp. These sites provides a simple list of movies but the data are without pictures.

This widget shows the list with pictures and links to showtimes, trailers in Apple and related products in Amazon.

Input your zip code on reverse panel and the link "Showtime" will lead you to the adequate information page.
"Trailer" links are connected to Apple's QuickTime trailer pages if this widget can find them in www.apple.com/trailers/.
Author: usako
Version: 0.3
New in v0.3: -Japanese movie chart from goo.ne.jp
-Japanese movie trailers from apple.com/jp/trailers
Uploaded on: November 7th 2005 at 8:19 AM
Rating: (4 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 821 (all versions), 361 (this version)
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Great idea. Here's my two cents of suggestions:

Make it so that it shows only the number 1 until you click on the widget to show the whole list (for size reasons).

Put a box on the back for zip-codes, and add links on the front to click on for showtimes to that movie in the zipcode.

I look forward to future releases.

Posted by: trmptblwr on Oct 30, 05 (7:27 PM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Great for those in the U.S but perhaps you could change it to UK surely Yahoo will do a UK list smiley

I agree make the widget size thing more like weather is in Dashboard

Posted by: Chubbleyinfo on Oct 30, 05 (7:40 PM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Great, good-looking widget. Again, I agree with the first review.

Posted by: DreamTheater on Oct 30, 05 (8:18 PM) for version 0.1pr (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Suggestions:
1) Allow the widget to tie in to imdb instead of yahoo, by user specification via drop-down on reverse.
2) Properly handle mouse scroll wheel events.

I might have more suggestions later on.
Good work so far! Looks very promising.

Posted by: gongloo on Oct 31, 05 (6:45 AM) for version 0.2b (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Rock on.

Posted by: trmptblwr on Oct 31, 05 (6:15 PM) for version 0.2b (previous version)  

Well done!

More suggestions:

1) Have the flip ('i') and refresh buttons fade in when the widget has mouse focus, and fade out when the widget loses mouse focus, as seems to be standard for most widgets.
2) Consider placing a small border (or something to this effect) around the images.
3) The beige color of the scroll bar looks a bit out of place on the gray background of the widget; consider light gray on dark gray, matching the existing widget colors.

Note that this round of suggestions (particularly (2) and (3) above) are mostly aesthetic and should be taken with a grain of salt; we all have differing oppinions of what looks good.

All in all, you're doing a great job; keep it coming!

Posted by: gongloo on Nov 02, 05 (10:04 AM) for version 0.3b (previous version)  

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