In the past, Netflick's two-year-old Hack Dai produced some stupid inventions, as a remote control made using a single button that allows you to use Morse's search code through the catalog. For their latest Hack Dai, Netflik engineers and designers have devised a few more ideas. Some might be quite helpful in improving accessibility for disabled users, and others have allowed you to skip good things in shark films in them.
In what clearly needs to be a lasting feature, Netflik engineers Juliano Moraes and Shivaun Robinson created a Jump to Shark button that can be used only in Sharknado. The Jump to Shark button looks a lot like the "Skip Intro" button, but instead of letting you skip the title sequences, it allows you to skip entire parts of the movie that do not contain sharks. "We do not want to see anything except the shark, "says the voice in a video during a boring beach on the beach, and I have to agree. As the hand presses the" Jump to Shark "button," let's move on to the next shark. and then we only look at what's important. "
The other project is Eye Nav, made by Ben Hands, John Fock and Steve Henderson. Using Apple's ARKit, the same Face ID technology, allows users to navigate Netflik's iOS application using their eyes and facial expression.
"We used eye tracking to move the cursor around the screen and measure the time spent in the same area to trigger an equivalent tap. Then we used the facial movement (the language that went out) to discard the screen," they explained. The group hopes that technology will become part of the main APIs in the future.
If you want to read more projects – like LunchBot, Slack bot – who invites random associates to lunch after checking their calendars to see if everyone is free – Netflik has written about his many Hack Dais on his blog.