I am happy to announce the launch of FlipThroughMovies.com. This is the culmination of the hack that we worked on during Yahoo OpenHack. You can use this site to navigate through movies available at BigFlix, the popular movie rental site in India.
The site uses publically available data from BigFlix and presents it in very interesting manner - check out the video to get a feel of the site's capabilities.
I would like to acknowledge the contribution of the following three individuals in making this site a success.
- Ann Catherine Jose
- Manojayan Vembakkam
- Ram Adhikari
- Yours truly :)
Some technical highlights that might interest you:
- We used Microsoft Silverlight Pivot control to visualize the data
- The site is powered by about 2 GB of data. We are using Amazon S3 to store this data
- To enable efficient delivery, we are using Amazon CloudFront for CDN 'edge caching'.
I will write a different post explaining other difficulties that we faced on getting this site up and running.