I want to create a simple application. It awards you achievements for watching films. For instance, you might be awarded
Trekkie for watching all the Star Trek films. Whether a film had been rated or not on iMDb.com or Netflix would dictate a film being
seen. Easy enough; a prototype should take hours.
Of course the biggest problem with all this is that the data that I want is mine; it’s just locked up. I can’t help dreaming of when open data, standards, source, and government become the norm. I did come across Freebase which gives me hope for the former.
Update: It has occured to me that the precise tool I long for is a scrobbler for movies similar to the Last.fm music scrobbler.