We’ve been working hard on Flickchart on our nights and weekends as a two-man show over the past few years to add new features, new movies, maintain servers, and answer all of your awesome questions, suggestions, and feedback. While we try to accomplish everything at once as fast as possible, it’s certainly a challenge for just two people to juggle it all.
With that in mind, we’ve brought on a new recruit for Flickchart who will be on hand to help us, now in a more official capacity. Hope Thompson will be assisting us to provide answers to your feedback on GetSatisfaction, joining in on our discussions on Twitter & Facebook, answering emails, helping to approve all of your movie submissions, and working behind-the-scenes with various elements of the site. Please wish her a warm welcome – we’re glad to have her on-board!
We’ve also been working internally on ways to speed up our process of approving films, so instead of the weekly batches of new movies, you’ll now see new movies approved daily, or as close to daily as we can! As before, you’ll be able to go to “The Most Recently Added Films” page and see anything that’s newly ready to rank at any time! We won’t be announcing new additions here, or on Twitter or Facebook, so keep checking back to see what’s new!
In addition to all that, we have another new feature that’s nearly complete! We don’t want to spoil the surprise, but let’s just say it will be a great new way to get movies right into the position they should be in. Stay tuned!
So we’ve been working hard to release a small gift to all of our beta testers who’ve been extremely helpful over the past few months, and we’re very pleased to announce:
For those of you lucky enough to have an iPhone 3G (or the original iPhone), you now have a great way to get in some of those extra rankings while you’re waiting in the queue lines to see The Dark Knight, or during the agonizingly long 30 minutes of commercials playing before the movie starts.
This is a work-in-progress, but the core ranking functionality and the ability to view your top 20, as well as the global charts, are all in place.
We’ll be adding more features to this in the future while we also continue to dig in to all of the great suggestions you’ve been providing us on our Get Satisfaction page, and through your many excellent emails.