Amazon’s IMDb app has come a long way in the last 6 months. It received a major UI facelift back in December of last year, and just a few months ago it received another significant update which added global release dates and other new data.
And this morning, it gets even better. The new release, which brings the app to version 3.3, adds a slew of new features including in-app movie ticket purchasing (currently for US users only) Amazon Mobile integration for movie purchases, and more…
Here’s your full 3.3 change log:
iPad and iPhone
- “Tickets, please!” You can now conveniently purchase movie tickets via the IMDb App (currently US-only).
- More bios for celebrities you know and love as well as for up-and-comers.
- Want to buy a movie or TV show on DVD or Blu-ray? “Search via Amazon Mobile” to the rescue. Requires that you have the Amazon Mobile app, but we provide a handy link if you don’t have it yet.
- Also, did you know you can tap the “Coming Soon” bar above the title on upcoming movies to add the release date as an event to your calendar?
- Bug fixes. Nasty tricksy bugsies. We hates them!
- We heard you. By popular demand, we’ve updated the movie and celebrity pages to include one-tap access to the full cast/full filmography (which, yes, scrolls vertically).
- You’ll see that cute little Watchlist flag almost everywhere now. Tap it to add movies and shows to your Watchlist (and tap-and-hold to add to your other lists as well).
I actually really like the new ticket-purchasing feature. As expected, it’s powered by Fandango, but everything is done in-app. Other in-app ticket-purchasing implementations, such as in Siri, forces you into the actual Fandango app to complete transactions.
The new Amazon Mobile integration is also nice. Let’s say you want to buy a movie or TV season on DVD/Blu-ray, simply type it into the search bar and select the Search via Amazon Mobile option. You can literally find and buy content within a few taps.
The IMDb app is quickly becoming an all-in-one utility for movie lovers—you no longer need other apps like Fandango or Flickster. If you haven’t yet, I recommend checking it out. It’s available in the App Store, for both the iPhone and iPad, for free.