Friday, June 15, 2012

Add Movie Review Search to the Ubuntu Dash

Want to know of a movie is worth watching? A new scope for Ubuntu’s Unity Dash aims to make finding the answer to that question super easy.

If you are looking for reviews for movies, this is for you, as I already have mentioned earlier.

This lens/scope is fresh out of the development press, and is good to get. Its search is powered by Rotten Tomatoes.

Rotten Tomatoes is one of the webs leading movie review sites and is famous overall for delivering a ‘fresh’ or ‘rotten’ rating based on the opinion of leading and professional movie critics.

Oddly, for a scope built around data from Rotten Tomatoes, search results do not display the ‘freshness rating’ for which the site is famed. Instead it offers up the average star rating based on user-submitted reviews.

Usually, user reviews are taken to be more considered by users on the site than the professional reviews. Does this really matter? Not really.

Install Movie Review Scope in Ubuntu 12.04

Since this scope/lens is new, it is not yet in the Ubuntu Software Center. Don't worry, I'll tell you how to get this.

It can be installed, along with the ’Utilities Lens’ is needs so that it can display data in the Dash, from the Scope Packagers PPA.

The PPA be added by entering the following command in a new Terminal window, or by manually adding the part in bold to your Software Sources.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa

After adding you can install the Scope and Lens by running:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-lens-utilities unity-scope-rottentomatoes

Once installed, you have to log out and then log back in to refresh the dash with the new lens/scope.

If you give the lens a try be sure to leave your critical opinion of how ‘fresh’ or ‘rotten’ it is in the comment space below.

Via: OMG! Ubuntu!