IMDb app adds box office info, movie tech specs and a couple other features

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 21, 2014

Amazon-owned IMDb, the world’s largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity information, has a nicely done iPhone and iPad application available for free in the App Store that has just gotten a whole lot better in the latest version 4.5 release.

For starters, the software at last provides a bunch of useful technical specifications for movies such as the original aspect ratio, color, audio, runtime and what not.

Next, movie pages now include box office information giving you yet another indication of the movie’s popularity — that’s in addition to the previous data like review scores. Note that U.S. box office result data was previously available only via the app’s Popular Charts feature.

If you want to write a plot for an obscure movie that lacks descriptions, or maybe add interesting trivia to a television show, you can now do so directly in the mobile app, without visiting IMDb’s interface on the web. Read More

 

IMDb pulls ‘On DVD/Blu-ray’ pages and external links, adds showtimes refinements

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 28, 2014

IMDb, an Amazon-owned online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, has a nice iPhone and iPad app. As of today, it’s become a tad more useful while also retiring a pair of handy features.

Now bumped to version 4.4, the refreshed software makes a few unexpected changes to the experience. First up, the ‘On DVD/Blu-ray’ pages have been removed completely because the data source the app was using “wasn’t up to snuff”.

Moreover, outgoing IMDb.com links from the app’s title and name pages have fallen victim of Apple’s app submission guidelines and will be no longer available within the app going forward.

Other changes in this version are outlined after the break. Read More

 

IMDb app gains US showtimes, Amazon Prime availability info and more

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 23, 2014

Hot on the heels of announcing a landmark online-only streaming deal with HBO for old TV shows, Amazon has updated its nicely done IMDb iOS app with several notable enhancements, including U.S. showtimes, media links to its Instant Video streaming service, new page design on the iPhone, bug fixes and more.

The update is now live in the App Store. The app was refreshed with iOS 7 friendly styling last December.

Amazon should be credited for adding new features to the IMDb app on a more or less regular basis. This just exemplifies how the online retailer is able to leverage various services and apps to lure customers into its vast entertainment empire… Read More

 

iMDb refreshed with iOS 7 look, Road to the Oscars section and more

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 19, 2013

iMDB, the Internet’s vast database of information related to films, television programs and video games, has a nice free app for the iPhone and iPad which has been updated today with the iOS 7-friendly look, a new section providing the Oscars coverage, reworked navigation and homepages on the iPhone and iPod touch, the voting feature, the ability to name lists, new sorting and filtering options and more. Go past the fold for the full reveal… Read More

 

IMDb app updated with in-app movie ticket purchasing, Amazon Mobile integration and more

By Cody Lee on Jul 15, 2013

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… Read More

 

iMDB adds global release dates, actor heights and aliases, more eye candy

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 26, 2013

IMDb, the popular online film database owned by Amazon since 1998, issued its last major update to the iOS client back in December 2012.

That release (version 3.0) brought out a fresh new look on the iPad while enhancing iPhone filmographies with TV episode details and prettier image galleries, among other features. Today, iMDB version 3.2 landed on the App Store.

The software continues to refine the experience for movie buffs. For starters, non-US users will be pleased to know that the app now lists worldwide movie release dates, for example. They also enhanced the database with all-new actor heights and aliases, crazy credits and other tidbits, included right after the break… Read More

 

IMDb iPad app updated with new features and look

By Cody Lee on Dec 21, 2012

Great news movie buffs. Popular online film database IMDb has just released a major update to its iPad app, bringing some new features and an all-new design to the tablet software.

You can still use the app to research your favorite actors, watch movie trailers, or look up your favorite TV and film trivia, but version 3.0 lets you do it all in style… Read More