By March 10, 2010

IMDb app for iPhone released

Some companies, that are based on offering their service via website, still think that they can get away with just doing mobile version of their website, instead of releasing an app. This is stupid. All such companies need to release its own apps. If they have their own content, they’d be better off releasing their app without offering API, but if they have user-generated content they should offer API and rather ask developers to make apps.

Fortunately IMDb – the database of movies – is not stupid and they have released recently their own, official (!) app:

IMDb is the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity information. IMDb is the leading app on the iPhone and iPod Touch to find US showtimes, watch trailers, browse photo galleries, get US TV listings, find latest DVD releases, explore popular charts and share movie info.

We aim to list every detail about every movie and TV show ever made, including who was in it, who made it, the plot, user ratings, trailers, photos, reviews, quotes, goofs, trivia and much more.

With IMDb for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you can:

Search the world’s largest collection:
– Over 1.5 million movie and TV titles
– Over 3.2 million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and other crew members

Look up: (US only)
– Movie showtimes at local theaters near you
– TV listings for your local time zone
– Recaps of TV shows from previous night
– Upcoming movies

Commentary: it’s a nice app but it requires constant connection to the Internet to work, so if you go to cinema with your iPod touch, you can’t cache movie data, you have to use iPhone with constant connectivity. Nonetheless if you would like to look up info about movies, before or after watching them, this app is perfect!

Get it here (price: free):

* * * * *

Apart from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, you might be interested also in Windows Mobile phones!

Posted in: Phones

About the Author:

Seasoned tech blogger. Host of the Tech Addicts podcast.
Loading Facebook Comments ...

Post a Comment

No Trackbacks.