iDubba’s chat tool is online for quite sometime and is being used by almost a thousand iDubba users who use Gmail. We didn’t post about it since we undermined it’s usefulness thinking of it as a small utility. But it’s recent popularity has prompted us to talk about it so that more people can benefit by using it regularly.
You can use our chat tool to get all the information about TV programs running anytime and yes without any need to login/register on the website.
Here is how to use it-
Send a chat invitation to firstname.lastname@example.org from your Google chat (Gmail or Gtalk).
It will automatically accept your invitation and you would be able to see “alerts” online with status message as “An amazing new way of discovering what’s running on TV right from your Google chat tool. Please type help to know more!“.
Chat with the tool using predefined keywords like- show, movie, top shows, top movies, show channel/genre name, movie channel/genre name, show cast name, movie cast name etc.
Experience the magic!
Here are some examples of how it works-
Keyword “Show Technology” Returns this-
Keyword “Movie Romance” returns this-
Keyword “Top Movies” returns this-
You can use many other keywords like this to get program alerts anytime. Or send “help” to get list of all keywords.
BONUS TIP: If you use a Mobile phone to chat with online friends, you can chat with alerts to get updates on the go!
iDubba is India’s TV show/movie recommendation platform. We analyze user profile and alert them of shows of their interest via- facebook, twitter, web and Mobile (via SMS). We also actively follow all the live events and make user aware about the same. One of the problem with every LIVE event is that viewers need to keep a track of all the schedules, which is frustrating. As a result they keep on missing our favorite shows/movies/live events on TV/web/other media.
Make it really simple for users to keep a track of their favorite programs on TV, Movies on TV and LIVE events on TV. We always go a step ahead and see the real pain points before providing a service. For e.g. the pain point while watching Tennis on TV is not in knowing the full schedule of the tournament, people watch Tennis based on who their favorite player is. If we can get that data from users and provide them all the info on Mobile whenever their favorite player plays, that’s all what they need.