Excellent movie app
- Posted by Reppy February 20, 2010
- Recommended for Budget Hawks or Film/TV Fans
IMDb is excellent and has just replaced Movie Genie on my 3GS. This is an absolute must-have app for all movie buffs. Startup time is very fast (almost instantaneous) and the whole app moves along at a lightning pace with no noticeable lag time at all. The home screen is simple and uncluttered; search box, movies, TV and people tabs, plus your customisable shortcuts (including search history).
The app is well designed and easy to navigate. Despite the wealth of information on offer, the interface remains tidy throughout with all the information you could want just a tap away. The inclusion of trailers is fantastic and something that Movie Genie missed. I also love the fact that the app remembers the last screen you were viewing; if you get interrupted for whatever reason, and have to exit IMDb, you can pick up exactly where you left off when you return later.
The only negative aspect I can think of is the app is too US-centric and needs an update to include UK movie and TV listings (and possibly listings for other countries, depending on demand). This is something that many apps are guilty of and I wish developers would accept that this is not planet USA, it is planet Earth! I am looking forward to future updates for the above reason and also I would like to have the ability to log in to my account so I can add my own reviews, rate movies and so on. It would also be great to be able to add favourites, too.
Even in the absence of these features, IMDb is well worthy of five stars. And it's FREE so why are you still reading?! Go get it!
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