Pivot, OData, and Windows Azure: Visual Netflix Browsing
Steve Marx, Technical Strategist for Windows Azure, has a post on his blog today about combining the newly released PivotViewer Silverlight control with Windows Azure to create a visual way to browse Netflix Instant Watch movies.
From Steve’s blog post:
The PivotViewer Silverlight control shipped this morning, which means you can now embed a Pivot collection (with great UI) directly in a web page. Pivot is fantastic for sorting, filtering, and browsing large numbers of items.
I’ve put together my own example of using the new PivotViewer control at http://netflixpivot.cloudapp.net. It lets you browse the top ~3,000 movies that Netflix has available to stream online. I really encourage you to click through to the demo… it’s a fantastic way to find a movie to watch.