IMDb Updates iPad App with Complete Redesign

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

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    The IMDb app is one of the most popular apps on iOS, with the Internet Movie Database yesterday noting in a press release that its iOS app has been downloaded 25 million times. Along with the milestone comes a redesigned Version 3.0 of the IMDb iPad app, with the goal being to focus on discovery features and allow users to see more content. The iPhone version has also received a few more features and enhancements.

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    The universal IMDb app is a free update on the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: IMDb Updates iPad App with Complete Redesign
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    #2
    Can't access my watchlist on the ipad version. Also what happened to that trailer queue feature on the ipad version?
     
  3. macrumors 68000

    KylePowers

    #3
    Welcome to MacRumors, where we seldom provide Mac news and rumors, and instead flood the front page with iOS app updates!

    Just teasing :p App looks good. Might want to fix the "&"s in the quote though.

    EDIT - Looks like that only shows up in the forum post and not the article link. Interesting.
     
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    AdeFowler

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    I'm hearing lots of things about network connectivity problems. I think I'll hold off for a while: this is probably my favourite app on the iPad.
     
  5. macrumors regular

    #5
    Knock it off

    If redesigns don't make things work better, stop redesigning crap. This simply forces users to learn a new interface. Knock it off!
     
  6. macrumors regular

    #6
    Ugh! Looks Awful.
    I have completely stopped updating a lot of apps because of this new design model that seems to have no grasp of style,ipad capacity or bandwith usage.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

    SockRolid

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    Tap the icon at the far right of the navigation bar. (Looks like a bookmark with a check mark in it with a number to the right.)

    I think the redesign is spectacular and very intuitive. The old version's "Browse" button on the bottom navigation bar was a kludge. Forced you to search both the top and bottom nav bars to figure out how to get to your watchlist, etc. And all the Browse button did was pop up a long menu, creating a "drill down" effect. Eliminating unnecessary complexity like that is always a good thing.

    And it looks vastly better. Subtle use of shading, pixel-perfect custom graphics, great typography for very good readability. I use it several times a day, and for me it's a huge improvement. (The search bar is the most important feature, for me anyway, and it's still right there at the top of the home view.)
     
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    TMar

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    The old design looked awful. This is a step in the right direction!
     
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    SockRolid

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    Agree. Old design was a massive jumble, controls scattered all over the screen.

    Getting a little tired of all the relentless-gray apps though.
     

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