Sneak Peak at Experimental “VideoBox Flow Mode”

Hi I’m Josh, one of the founders on VideoBox.

Last month, we released the beta version of VB3, and we received some feedback saying it was “cumbersome to navigate”, “complicated, all over the place”, and “requires too many clicks to do anything”.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this problem of complexity, about how every feature we add makes the entire site a little more cluttered.  And so I’ve taken a stab at creating an interface that’s as simple as possible and optimizes for one thing: a fun, immersive porn experience.

I’d love for you guys to check it out and let me know what you think.  Keep in mind:

  • It’s a streaming only experience – no downloading.
  • It requires a high-bandwidth connection, preferably a cable modem.

VideoBox Flow Mode

Try VideoBox Flow Mode

As next steps, I intend to allow content filtering by category and star names, as well as display information about the videos you click.

Do you guys have any other suggestions?



58 Responses to “Sneak Peak at Experimental “VideoBox Flow Mode””

  1. rj Says:

    Any chance of it coming to the PlayStation?

  2. jj02138 Says:

    Seems functional, but I’m not a huge fan. Keep it simple, guys. Just keep feature parity with the major video sharing sites out there (i.e. Youtube) and make your site just as easy to use as theirs.

    You don’t need to go shaking things up too much with all these radical new interfaces. We already know how we like to watch videos, porn isn’t really that different.

    I applaud your efforts to innovate, but VB3 is a great example of trying to do way too much at once. Instead of mucking with the technology, focus your efforts on acquiring content, moving to HD and marketing the site. None of your current customers are leaving because of the interface, and some crazy new interface isn’t going to attract more customers.

  3. sackawoe Says:

    Awesome. The next level would be using collaborative filtering to promote videos based on users’ preferences as indicated by clicks. In other words, the more videos you click on, the more the system learns your tastes by comparing your choices against other users’. I guess you guys already do this with the rating system and the recommendations, but you’d probably gather more – and more honest – data from interactions with this Flow system. And you could always keep a totally random row at the top or bottom…just for funzies.

  4. djs53 Says:

    Video Flow: looks like a lot of people like it. It’s a bit much for me, similar to the new VB site. But I am very happy that you guys arent just sitting on your hands over there. Great site. My ‘Watch Later’ is growing faster than I can keep up with. And the free stuff out there cant compare. Thanks for all of this. Wish I could work there!

  5. playngames Says:

    Is there anyway I could get some info about the software used to do this or who programmed it? I would be very interested in it for an ENTIRELY different use. If so, could you please contact me via my email. Thank you.

  6. josh Says:

    playngames: you should send a “business development” message to VideoBox. Click “contact us” to send, and include your contact info.

  7. Hoss Says:

    This is awesome. I love it. It’d be sweet if the individual screens kept playing when you hit the pause button. Great job.

  8. Bem Says:

    Simply a great step forward