1. m4rkie23's Avatar
    Prowlr is a free web app allowing you to track your favourite TV shows on your iPhone or iPod Touch.



    This web app provides an easy to use, friendly, manageable tool to track up and coming episodes of your favourite tv shows.

    Registration is quick, easy and free.

    Add unlimited TV shows to your show list. Decide you dont want to follow a show any longer? Just 2 taps will remove it.

    Being a web app, Prowlr will never require updates through the Apple store. Any new features will automatically be added to your account when you sign in. Free of charge, of course.

    Visit Prowlr - Your Personal TV companion now, add Prowl to your home screen and you will receive our customized dashboard icon.

    Unique Features:

    - WEEKLY VIEWER
    Check which shows are on each week using Prowlrs unique weekly viewer.

    - EMAIL NOTIFICATION
    Never miss an episode of your favourite shows ever again. Prowlr will send you an email at the start of each week letting you know which episodes are airing on which day.

    - SYNOPSIS VIEWER
    Check details of current and next episodes with Prowlrs synopsis viewer by just tapping on the episode name.

    For News and Update information, check out our:

    twitter page Prowlr (ProwlrTV) on Twitter
    facebook fan page Prowlr | Facebook

    (this web app is 100% free. there is no payment required, no advertising within the app, and the only details required are name, email address and password)
    01-26-2010 10:51 AM
  2. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Just did this, plus followed you on Twitter. This is nice!
    01-26-2010 12:09 PM
  3. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Nice, I like it.

    Now all you have to do is add CNBC's American Greed to the list. I love that show...
    01-26-2010 01:50 PM
  4. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    ooo i have to check this out
    01-26-2010 06:33 PM
  5. m4rkie23's Avatar
    Nice, I like it.

    Now all you have to do is add CNBC's American Greed to the list. I love that show...
    glad you guys like it! unfortunately we cant add shows to the database. we have used the open api available from theTVDB.com so prowlr can only track shows available from them.
    im sure any popular shows will be added in due course mind.

    Last edited by m4rkie23; 01-27-2010 at 03:19 AM.
    01-27-2010 03:06 AM
  6. Alli's Avatar
    Everything I watch was in there. I love the popup feature for episode details. Nice job!
    01-27-2010 07:02 AM
  7. m4rkie23's Avatar
    We can happily announce Prowlr is now an Apple FEATURED Web App!

    OVER THE MOON!!!

    Apple - Web apps - All Categories
    01-29-2010 04:36 AM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    Congratulations!
    01-29-2010 07:04 AM
  9. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Ah, brilliant, thanks for the info (I just noticed this reply)...

    glad you guys like it! unfortunately we cant add shows to the database. we have used the open api available from theTVDB.com so prowlr can only track shows available from them.
    im sure any popular shows will be added in due course mind.

    01-29-2010 07:36 AM
  10. ctt1wbw's Avatar
    Does this program only track and update new episodes of your favorite shows? One of my shows on there is Overhaulin and the other one is Hoarders, and neither of them show any upcoming releases, even though there are repeats. Is there any way to differentiate the two?
    01-29-2010 08:08 AM
  11. iFizzgig's Avatar
    Everything I watch was in there. I love the popup feature for episode details. Nice job!
    I know it's cancelled after this week, but I was unable to find Dollhouse on Prowlr. Did you find that or is that a show you didn't actually watch?
    01-29-2010 08:50 AM
  12. phantomgrave's Avatar
    We can happily announce Prowlr is now an Apple FEATURED Web App!

    OVER THE MOON!!!

    Apple - Web apps - All Categories
    Nice! I was browsing the web on my phone this morning and came across this so I added my shows and I love it! This is very useful to me.
    01-29-2010 10:02 AM
  13. Alli's Avatar
    I know it's cancelled after this week, but I was unable to find Dollhouse on Prowlr. Did you find that or is that a show you didn't actually watch?
    I didn't bother entering it since I know this is the last episode. <sniff> (Last week should probably have been the last episode...I'm afraid tonight's will be trs over the top.)
    01-29-2010 10:53 AM
  14. Imaginativeone's Avatar
    Would you care to comment on your development process?
    01-29-2010 12:27 PM
  15. iFizzgig's Avatar
    I didn't bother entering it since I know this is the last episode. <sniff> (Last week should probably have been the last episode...I'm afraid tonight's will be trs over the top.)
    Did you ever see the unaired Season 1 episode 13?

    Dollhouse: Epitaph One episode on TV.com
    01-29-2010 01:54 PM
  16. Alli's Avatar
    Isn't that the one that aired tonight? (Which I had to dvr and have yet to watch.)
    01-29-2010 10:00 PM
  17. iFizzgig's Avatar
    Isn't that the one that aired tonight? (Which I had to dvr and have yet to watch.)
    The episode from tonight takes place in 2020. Last season, there was a 13th episode that was never aired called Epitaph 1 that also took place in 2020 before the events of tonight's episode. Tonight's episode is Epitaph 2. Some of the "previously" stuff was from Epitaph 1, so you might want to try to watch that first if you can find it.
    01-29-2010 11:18 PM
  18. Alli's Avatar
    Interesting. I shall give it a look. (Apologies for borrowing the thread.)
    01-30-2010 10:24 AM
  19. BLiNK's Avatar
    awesome! i will use this to follow one of the best shows ever made, NipTuck.
    too bad it's almost over.
    01-30-2010 11:12 AM
  20. m4rkie23's Avatar
    Does this program only track and update new episodes of your favorite shows? One of my shows on there is Overhaulin and the other one is Hoarders, and neither of them show any upcoming releases, even though there are repeats. Is there any way to differentiate the two?
    Thats correct. At this point in time it only tracks current seasons/episodes.

    Any show displaying "n/a" either means there is no air date for episodes that havent been shown yet (depending on whether broadcasters have dates available) or there is no current season.

    We are looking into ways to develop Prowlr further, but it all depends on the quality (and availability) of open API.

    Would you care to comment on your development process?
    By all means. Me and a friend watch quite a few tv shows (luckily they all air at different times throughout the year otherwise i would have 0 free time lol)
    Instead of checking various sites for air dates or "which episode am i on now??" etc, joe decided to write some basic code (on an iphone friendly UI as we both have them). we were also a bit cautious of reading something we would rather avoid (synopsis etc).
    After he cracked that and it worked spot on, we discussed the possibility of making it a proper web app.
    Did some research on some of the larger forums (avforums.com for example) with some polls to check how many shows people watched per week etc (to help scope the UI show bar sizes and amount of detail etc).
    After we came up with the name and colour scheme, developed it into what it is today (Although we did change API sources once after the first draft was finished due to coding reasons).
    Released it onto a few forums, started the twitter and facebook pages, and then took the plunge with apple.com/webapps submission.

    now were very close to 1000 registered users and growing daily.
    02-01-2010 03:37 AM
  21. Alli's Avatar
    Got my email this morning showing what I've got coming up this week. Love it!
    02-01-2010 06:53 AM
  22. m4rkie23's Avatar
    glad you like it.

    its the best push we can do
    02-01-2010 10:05 AM
  23. Hack-My-i's Avatar
    This is a great app!!!!!!!!!!
    02-01-2010 03:29 PM
  24. m4rkie23's Avatar
    cheers!

    If anyone has suggestions of how to improve prowlr, or features they would like to see added (keep in mind that it is a web app for the time being, so dont ask for push ).
    We are planning v2.0 tomorrow evening and starting on the next updates, so either let me know in here, or add to the feedback form on prowlr.tv (accessed via a pc/mac)

    We do not want to:

    - clutter the UI
    - make it harder than 2-3 taps to check the information you want
    - fill it with useless pages of information that is irrelevant (like episode actors names for example)

    (im not promising that all suggestions will be added, but all will be discussed)
    02-02-2010 11:11 AM
  25. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I received my email yesterday, and am rather impressed. I've since set my DVR to record the shows I needed. Nice job...
    02-02-2010 12:29 PM
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