White Colour Scheme Added

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

You can now choose between three different themes on zingzing. Hover over the style button and click on your preferred colour scheme to change the appearance of the grid. Customizing your TV Guide has never been easier!

Zingzing in the Chrome Web Store

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Zingzing is now available on the chrome web store. Add our app to get quick access to Zingzing from your Google Chrome home page.

Click here to get the app

New look Zingzing

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Zingzing Users,

You may of noticed, Zingzing has received a face lift. I hope the new interface will be quicker, more intuitive to use and less intrusive. Gone away is the detailed view and in it’s place is a vertical (newspaper style) view that should tickle a lot of people that are used to viewing their listings in that format. I have put the genre filters behind a new “advanced” tab as these weren’t getting used a huge amount to clear up some room in the interface and allow the site to work on netbook screens, no problem.

Did I mention you can use the site on an iPad now?? Oops ;)


Now I know how Facebook felt when they updated their site a while back!! You either love it or you hate it. The same holds true for the new look Zingzing. I had my reservations at first about the change (and it’s my site!!) but after staring at old and new side by site, and A LOT of testing, and a lot of feedback, a few designers later.. I think the change was the right thing to do.

I tried to keep the colours in as much as I could and will probably try to worm them back in a bit more as the design evolves..but text on coloured backgrounds caused problems for some visitors and was probably a design mistake that became de facto for many other users.

Hope you like the changes and let me know what you think (good and bad) so I can make it even better!!

Marco from Zingzing

Zingzing + Jolicloud

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

Zingzing is now on Jolicloud. For those of you that don’t know, Jolicloud is a great app for Google Chrome that organizes your favourite websites in one easy to navigate interface.

Visit Jolicloud now

Please show your support for zingzing by adding this great application to your Google Chrome. Remember to click the little star next to the Zingzing app to “like” it!

“Now Showing” Button Added

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

It’s been a while, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy updating the site with new, fun features. You will notice a new “Now Showing” button in the Zingzing toolbar. Clicking on this will bring up programmes coming up soon as well as currently showing programmes. Useful if you want to get a quick snapshot of what is on now. Clicking on a programme will reveal a new “Watch Now” button that links off in a new window to live broadcast streams for those channels ( Registration may be required )


All Regional Channels Now Available

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Due to popular request, I have added the ability to add any channel to your current package. This is good news for Freesat viewers in Ireland, where viewers are able to see channels in multiple regions. Visit the zingzing options screen to customize you channels preferences.

Zingzing is Getting an Upgrade

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

My new toy arrived in the post… and I’ve been busy moving Zingzing to the new hardware.

Quad Core Intel Xeon, 2.83GHz
4GB Memory
73GB, SAS, 15K RPM Hard Drive (Hot Plug)
SAS 6iR internal RAID Controller
Redundant Power Supply (Hot Plug)

This will really help with some of the more "expensive" features like related programmes and text based searching. Shame I can’t keep it in the house..

Drag and Drop Channel Ordering

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Zingzing users now have complete control channel ordering and selection using the new options interface! The interface adds a number of cool features like custom package selection and drag-and-drop channel ordering to create your own personalized listings.

To access the new settings, click on the “Options” button at the top of the main Zingzing interface. Let me know what you think.

Printer Friendly Zingzing (PDF)

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

You can now get your favorite TV listings on paper, great for circling your favorite shows and planning your evenings viewing. To access this feature, visit the homepage and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see the new, customizable schedule builder.

Update: This feature has now moved to it’s own page. Printable TV Guide

Let me know what you think.

Outlook, iCal and Google Reminders

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Zingzing now has a link in the show details view to add programmes to your Outlook, iCal or Google Calendar. No more missing your favorite programmes! If your calendaring application supports it, you will receive a reminder message 5 minuets befor the start of a programme. Why not sync with your mobile phone to get your alerts on the move?

Other features in this weeks update are (EPG) channel numbers when hovering over a channel icon and clicking on a channel icon will now perform a search for programmes on that channel.

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