TV Screensaver Mode
A very rough idea, I'm open to suggestions!
This is probably going to be for quite a niche market and I’m not sure anyone else out there will even be interested. As it’s something I’d use myself and it shouldn’t be too difficult to develop I thought I’d pop the idea up here so I don’t forget about it.
At the weekend, I like to be in my bar listening to music and generally just having a good time. As I was in there recently it dawned on me, what would be fun is to have random jokes and memes pop up on the screen every few minutes.
How would it work?
In the app settings there would be an option to toggle between Newsreader or TV Screensaver mode and you’d have the option to set a timer for how long you want each “article” shown for.
Ok, so what would the interface look like?
Rather than having a list of articles (news reader style), this mode would take an article and display the image from that article full screen with the title below the picture as a caption. It would display for x amount of time and then display the next newest “article” in the list.
If there’s no new content to view, it would then randomly select articles from the past and continue to loop infinitely.
Of course this is a very rough idea at the moment and in my head I’m only thinking about photo based content, I guess over time it could be improved upon to support videos too if there was any interest.