IMDb Comes to the iPhone

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I must say I really like it, it has everything I ever go to imdb.com for and then some bonuses like tonight's TV shows, top lists, etc.

    Great app!
     
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    UngratefulNinja

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    Great! I have the site bookmarked on the iphone, but I was waiting for an app :)
     
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    Manic Mouse

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    US only. AGAIN. This is getting annoying!
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    wohoo! bout time.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    zomg, I'm definitely replacing the two-dollar Movie Genie with this one!! Woot!!
     
  6. macrumors member

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    IMDb.com app free

    thanks for the tip
     
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    Pika

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    Not available in Canada.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    Or the UK. :mad:
     
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    Capriccio

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    and France:(
     
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    mickbab

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    Or Australia. :mad:

    Why do they limit it to US?
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Given the number of US only apps and the number of complaints about it, it amazes me people don't stop whining about and just go open a US account.
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    I have my all my apps and phone and stuff registered under my local account. Any idea what happens if I register for a US account and try to change to the new account on the iphone? Will I be able to use my previously bought stuff just by switching between the 2 accounts?
     
  13. macrumors member

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    In all fairness we shouldn't have to. Unless there is a legit reason for it being U.S. specific (which lets be honest, this app isn't) I see no reason why it isn't made available to EVERYONE from the get go.
     
  14. macrumors 6502a

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    If you do it right, nothing happens. The apps from the two accounts will coexist on the iPhone quite happily. When you want apps from US acc, sign out of local acc, sign into US one, get app onto iPhone (or computer, depending on how you're getting it), sign out of US, sign back into local acc, sync. Job done.
     
  15. macrumors 6502a

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    Granted. But moaning about it here will have little affect.
     
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    IMDb Comes to the iPhone

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    TUAW noted yesterday that the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), a popular source for information on movies and TV, has released a dedicated iPhone application [App Store, Free]. The application allows access to IMDb's full offerings, boasting information on over 1.5 million movies and TV shows and over 3.2 million celebrities.
    The application also offers access to trailers and photos for a wide variety of movies, as well as information on movie showtimes and TV listings. Further features include a list of the Top 250 movies as ranked my IMDb users, box office results, and recaps of U.S. TV episodes.

    Article Link: IMDb Comes to the iPhone
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    This is great, but I'm surprised there isn't an accompanying mobile site.
     
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    drlunanerd

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    Not in the UK store, as far as I can see :(
     
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    design-is

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    Why does this always happen :( Pain in the A$s
     
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    Seamaster

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    Being outside the USA, I'm unable to confirm, but it doesn't appear to offer anything Movie Genie hasn't already been offering for ages, and that's available internationally.
     
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    powaking

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    :confused:

    Why dedicate an app? This is one of those times that it should just be left as a mobile website alternative. See no need to be an app.
     
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    Spanky Deluxe

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    I don't really see the need for this just like I don't see a need for the Wikipedia app. I'd far rather use the actual websites, that's the beauty of the Safari browser. I hope they don't introduce any kind of 'mobile' version of the site either since mobile versions are never as full featured as the full versions, which render fine on the iPhone.
     
  23. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a US iTunes account but thats not the point made now is it? If it's not specific to the US it should be available to all. We buy iPhones over the other side of the pond as well you know!

    For some people, they mightn't know how to create a US account. I dont see what your problem is - oh yes, you dont have this problem.
     
  24. macrumors 65816

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    What I like about this app is that it combines features of "Now Playing" with the IMDb. It has location aware search of movie times. It's really fast too - a couple clicks and I can find out what movies are playing around me.
     
  25. macrumors 68000

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    its a great app. maybe my go-to app for anything movie related
     

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