Trailerland

A clean movie and series trailer feed, without any clutter.

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We regard movie trailers as an art form. To honor them, we created Trailerland as a clean source of movie and series trailers. No featurettes, clips, interviews, or any other specials. Just trailers.

October 5, 2020 Running for a year now

It's already one year. Wow. And until recently, my almost-free setup ran very staple. In short, Carrd, IFTTT, Google Sheets, Zapier, and Integromat powered everything.

But a couple of weeks ago, both Integromat and IFTTT made changes which made a switch to paid models necessary. So I had to decide to continue Trailerland or to pull the plug. After checking my options, I went with keeping the product alive. I found a way to move everything related to RSS and Twitter to IFTTT Pro.

Still not sure how to continue. Carrd and IFTTT Pro cost money. Not very much. I guess I spent more on beer ;) Maybe sometime I find another source of passive income to finance a paid Mailchimp account. This would open up the possibility for an additional audience for Trailerland, better control of #users and therefore the option for ads.

August 21, 2019 Launched first public version

Playing around with automation SaaS I found a combination of free tier products which provides a clean source of movie and series trailers. As there's no financial risk or pressure involved with this setup and I already have a Carrd account for a decent landing page, there was absolutely no excuse not to launch Trailerland and share it with the world!

July 21, 2019 Started automation research

Neither IMDb, nor Rotten Tomatos, Trailer Addict, or TrailerList provided what I was looking for. Too much "by-catch", too selective, too hidden, too abandonded.

So I picked the idea up again for my own trailer source. And as I always try to learn some new technology with my side projects, I started to look at automation. IFTTT, Microsoft Flow, and Zapier, here I come.

February 14, 2019 Finished first MVP

So I wondered if I'm the only movie buff regulary watching movie trailers. Working in an IT company with a considerable amount of nerds and geeks available, my first MVP was a simple Google Forms poll testing my hypothesis.

It was a close call for the trailer fans. Only about 53% of the responding watched movie trailers on a regular basis. Quite sobering experience, but hard facts. I almost abandonded the idea based on that data.

February 10, 2019 Tension leading to need

I always loved movies and I also love movie trailers. I don't care about any spoilers but consider them as their own form of entertainment. iTunes Movie Trailers (or was it Quicktime Movie Trailers back then?) was my first reliable source, followed by IMDb. But both are/ where either to... cumbersome or are somehow diluted by additional, related material and videos.

That's when I began to think about my own source for movie trailers.

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We regard movie trailers as an art form. To honor them, we created Trailerland as a clean source of movie and series trailers. No featurettes, clips, interviews, or any other specials. Just trailers.