Saturday, September 27th, 2008
I love hearing how I can make this site even better for you.
Please leave your comments and suggestions at the bottom of this page and remember that no idea is too big or too small.
Firstly, the site looks great, well done!
I’m glad to hear that there is a planned favourites list and I was wondering if, in addition to being able to add programmes to the list for the next week, will this list also allow users to view the past week of listings, add anything that was broadcast in the past week to their favourites list and then view these added programmes? This is what used to be possible on the old RT site and I found this useful so that I had a list of programmes I wanted to watch using catch-up services. The ability to view the past week of listings also meant that I could look-up programme information about things I’d already seen to find out more about it (such as cast members etc.).
Another useful feature would be radio listings for all of the main national BBC radio stations. Are there any plans for this?
Just watching Ottolenghi’s programme on jerusalem. Does anyone else think it’s a new Borat wheeze?
I too miss the old Radio Times site favorites list. Also the star ratings on films. It would also be helpful if the ZingZing TV grid would remember to open in full screen mode. Other than that a great site. The best I have looked at replace the old RT site.
I know, you`re busy to make a ” favorites list” like the old RT.
When I would like to store “Escape to the country” I`ve noticed it is broadcasted on different times through the week.
I now have to store them once a day.
Is it possible to “remind” my favorites? Even if they are broadcast on different times, or different channels? (ie BBC1 BBC2)
I realise it is a heck of a job for you, but I had to ask. :)
Great site, just the issue of the info black box from the top rhs obscuring reading, and the benefit of this facility as an option only on a programmes interested in on the grid
Needless to say, your program is the best TV listings guide around. Fantastic job.
One small request though, dig out your Android phone or similar (or perhaps even a larger touchscreen), and try re-jiggling the screen a little so things are easier to press – in particular, you could make the OPTIONS and FULLSCREEN buttons the same height as the HOME and other buttons, then we could press the FULLSCREEN button easily, and not keep missing and pressing the OPTIONS button instead. If for some reason, you can’t fit all the buttons on one line that way, then maybe put the OPTIONS buttons somewhere else?
Also, when you press a program and get the info box up, perhaps make it easier to get rid of (bigger ‘x’ or maybe even closes itself after a while?!!), making sure it lines up nicely with the right margin, so the close ‘x’ is in view?
But great work, you are undoubtedly a skillful programmer, hats off all round!
I also notice it is easy to see on my phone but after touching it anywhere it kinda loses it, would be nice if it worked with touchscreen. Also on my iPad it doesn’t work by touching it very well.
+1 on this the options and fullscreen buttons are too thin n close together on android, also options for turning off popups n bigger x to close them. Do you answer android requests? Not an app, just a few tweaks to this site will make us all happy…..
DO you have a bit time to answer the questions??
Zingzing reminder features are in progress but it is slow going as it is such a big piece of work. You will be able to see when programmes are on, whatever the channel. This will be configurable.
Marco from Zingzing
Thanks for your answer. As EX-rt man I was used to promises, promises etc, etc. And you know the result.
Is ity nice to know that ZingZing has unserstood our wishes and they translate to a managable site!
Thank you for your effort.
Love the speed and usability of this guide, esp dragging!
One thing that would be really useful is a season and episode number, and a repeat/new indication. Some programmes have so many repeats of older series it’s easy to miss the new episodes.
Thanks for an otherwise excellent guide.
PS No ITV+1?
Ex-RT – thank for doing such a nice job.
why has star trek voyager stopped on pick tv,from the 2.7.12,half way through
a two part,when is it back on pick tv
with thanks,g -hales
Ex-RT – thanks for doing such a nice job.
1. Please can you add ITV+1 (Freeview 33) and FIVE+1 (Freeview 44).
2. It would be nice if the colours could be user-configured.
3. It would be even nicer if there could be a few more colour classifications – for example soaps, crime, drama, food, travel, action etc.
Many thanks again!
I am working on adding these channels.
Happy New Year Marco!
Adding STV HD would be nice for those of us in Scotland.
Christmas break is over. I am back working on the site New channels to come..
As another ex RT user I was comparing film list with another popular website, and find this one much easier to use, however I’ve just noticed that TCM film channel isn’t listed. Are you able to add this channel to the list?
Hi Marco! Best wishes for the New Year, I know thats a bit late I been out of country . I see Freesat has load of new channels and +1s which you have not added to their list. When you have time can you take a look? Bye the way the site just gets better and better thanks to your hard work, it is still the best listing site out there.
From an ex RT user, great site the best I have found for me to plan my weeks viewing, print it out through Google calendar and set my recorder.
Two things for your consideration, could you please include Military History, Virgin media channel 236.
When I want to set my recorder for the weeks recordings I go onto your site usually on Saturday morning and Fridays listing are still there, which prevents me from checking the listings for the following Friday. any chance of having the listings roll forward a bit earlier in the day?
Regards and thanks Trevor
I guess you need some new employees to do all the work for the old RT people
Good luck Marco . I`m using your site too instead RT
I contacted you a year or so ago about your layout which you fixed.
This is another overdue Thank You for your wonderful work and superb site , I mean it most sincerely mate, keep up the great work
Thanks for such a well thought out guide – looks great, and easy to use. I’m a long time user of RT site, paid offline services, and Freeguide. Zingzing is amazing, the best. Not to mention the pick-your-own PDF. Small request – Fiver and Five USA are now (Feb 2012) renamed, and are part of the Freesat channel lineup. Could you pls update sometime. Thanks again!
So, pretty big request but…
Have you ever considered an android app? I’d be willing to pay for something this smooth.
Love the site BTW
I can now receive Channel 5 + 1 on channel 44 from Freeview (South Yorkshire), but I cannot find it in your list – is it possible to add this please? Thanks in anticipation, Alan.
Please could I offer another colour suggestion/request?
Would it be possible to right click on a particular programme and give it a personal highlight colour?
That would mean that one could look at the grid and pick out personally selected programmes which would all be a personalized colour, say yellow, for example.
With many thanks and best wishes,
Would it be possible to add WATCH to the list of available channels? I also
agree with Chris that an Android app would be great! Loving the site!
totally the best website for tv listings. A great match of colour coded blocks for quick visual recognition with plenty of data and links to drill down for further information.
amazed how quickly and faithfully the website presents on an android mobile phone browser with touch screen – but the content when pressing on a show (Off Air black popup). Also on the mobile screen the grid is locked on the current time slot (image?) and is not swipeable across previous and future time slots.
my challenge is to create an uber website that complies to touch screen behaviour, or a separate downloadable app or widget that presents the website content, format and features but takes into account touch screen actions such as swiping and presenting data.
Probably an app that can prompt browser and web content outside the site such as imdb and rotten tomatoes, but can preserve settings within the app such as regional settings and channel choice.
On the google play market there is nothing yet to match your website
The app could be free and add driven like your site with a banner like your website and many other apps, or paid for to provide an income stream and drive quality and no adds.
Thanks for all your hard work and great site.
My previous request about Southpark series and episodes information
being included was so quickly incorporated that I felt guilty about
causing you more work, thanks and well done!
best regards jon
Great site. Use it every day.
One small suggestion, an option where you display the listings from a particular time of day rather than from current time
I’m only interested in evening TV.
But radio would also be nice
Hi, great site!
I’ve added NHK World to my guide, but there’s no programmes displayed. Could you correct this?
Using your site in France, it would be great if one could specify a local time offset, so that the schedules are displayed in local time.
Why can’t we add TV programmes to google calander anymore? i have your site open every day so i dont miss my favourite programmes & other good shows & then get a google reminder come up saying 5 minutes b4 the start of my programme, will we ever get that back?
HI thought id add to the love for this site , its full screen mode is brilliant . Id also like to add in my vote for an android app or even justa wrapper as teh site has issues in all the browsers ive tried.
Hello, any chance of adding Channel Four7? Many thanks. Great site.
Love the service after being a long term RT user, but could you add the following:
1. Missing channels such as Food Network; ITV1+1; 4Seven
2. The ability to save your channels other than through a cookie? Each time I clear out my browser cookies I lose my listings. It’s getting frustrating re-entering them all the time. Or the ability to export your setting into a file as a back-up which you can them import if needed
Please can we have Four-Seven (Freeview SID number 47) as one of the choices available in the channels.
I’d very much like this too.
Many thanks for a great guide.
This the only tv guide I use because it’s excellent, and I do try to let others know what they are missing. If you could add UK Gold then you’d have an even more satisfied user.
zingzing resets my channel preferences each time I leave, necessitating continuous resets. Anyway around this?
It’s probably to do with your the settings on your browser
Is it possible for you to make an App for iPad? using through a browser works but Its not so great.
Thanks as always
Make a Blackberry app and you will steal the market. No-one is doing it.
is it possible to build a ios friendly website to use through safari on iphone and ipad ect.
every week on the monday, i can only see the programmes for the previous week, doesn`t any one update it after the weekend ?.
Colour highlighting on keywords would be nice, ie any programme details containing the word “Boxing” to be highlighted in red.
Congratulation on a web based tv guide that uses the full width of my screen or 2 screens
Some of the more up to date broadcast listings like 4Seven or Movie Mix wouldn’t be a bad idea???????
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