Real-time Television Companion Application

James Carter


Supervised by Xianfang Sun; Moderated by Richard Booth

My project is to create software that provides the user with real-time information using meta-data about the television programme they are watching. I aim to follow basic HCI principles in order to accommodate the rising paralleled use of the internet whilst watching TV.

I plan to develop this application for android.

I aim to employ web scraping techniques to aggregate useful metadata from various sources (eg. http://thetvdb.com/) to provide the user with fast and convenient access to this information without actively having to search themselves.

This metadata may include:

Programme Name Airing schedule (scope to include a reminder for next aired show) Number of episodes and/or seasons First aired date Cast information (scope to link them to other programmes user may be interested in)

Initial Plan (31/01/2016) [Zip Archive]

Final Report (06/05/2016) [Zip Archive]

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