iPhone: Movies Times, Tickets and Trailers

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    Jeff Grossman (Jeffrey903), author of GasApp for the iPhone, has released a new iPhone specific application called MoviesApp at http://moviesapp.com

    MoviesApp allows you to search for movies in your ZipCode and provides basic movie information, including Length, Genre, Rating and Showtimes.

    Jeff added a few iPhone specific features which make it much more useful, however. This includes Google Map integration with the iPhone as well as links to iPhone-formatted Movie trailers (when available).

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  2. macintel4me macrumors 6502

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    houston we have a problem...

    That's great! It's just too bad that moviesapp.com doesn't work on the iPhone. :eek: Works great on Safari on my Windoze box though.

    EDIT: Seems to be working now. Cool.
     
  3. gruler macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    That is awesome. Works Great. I like the implementation of the map too!
     
  4. Telp macrumors 68040

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    I love it, love both of them, can't wait to see what else he puts out.
     
  5. llarson macrumors member

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    I keep getting a login request window on my iPHONE

    Works great on my Mac but I can't get passed the passowrd request and there isn't a way to create one?
     
  6. MobyIck macrumors member

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    perfect

    Just the app i was looking for. I was waiting for something that did a better job with the theater listings....


    Thanks!
     
  7. ZManChu macrumors newbie

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  8. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    Fits my needs perfectly.

    Used it to find a time and order transformers tickets :)
     
  9. tho macrumors member

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    definitely well done. wish this was a widget on the homescreen. oh well soon enough.
     
  10. somberlaine macrumors member

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    Great App...

    and great trailer and google maps integration. Well Done!
     
  11. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    wonderful!

    works great. great work. may just be me but is there no option to bookmark moviesapp.com home screen?
     
  12. Jeffrey903 macrumors member

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    Apple has not provided a way to add bookmarks, apps, links, etc to the home screen yet. But I would think that it's coming eventually.
     
  13. PharmD macrumors 6502

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    Great! Much better than going to fandango like I did the other day.
     
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    Jeff, just noticed your UI updates, nice! I'm not wild about the smaller zipcode field though. I liked it BIG. :) Another thought... consider tying your labels into your radio boxes. I keep thumbing the word "Movie" or "Theatre" before realizing the labels aren't tied in. Basically, give each radio button a unique "ID" attribute and surround the text with LABEL tags with a "for" attribute that points to their respective control. This will significantly increase the tap region, so that users don't have to try to tap the little radio control, and instead can easily tap the words themselves. Also, consider "blanking" the zipcode field when it recieves focus. As the loupe isn't functional on non-zooming pages, most of the utility of pre-existing data is lost.

    I'm thinking that could really ratchet up the quickness of using the form!

    Again... good stuff!

    ~ CB
     
  16. Jeffrey903 macrumors member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I know that the zipcode is now smaller, but I now have the field clear when you click on it (otherwise it will just use the same zipcode as the last time you used it).

    Also, I tried adding in the label for, and it works on Safari on the Mac, but it doesn't seem to be working on the iPhone. Let me know if it works for you.

    Edit - I increased the font size of the zip code, and it is now significantly better. Also, I used a workaround with javascript for the label for bug, so now clicking on word "Theater" or "Movie" will work.
     
  17. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    That sucks. Apple... why??? :( :) I just ran a quick test, I'll IM you a code suggestion.
    Heh... GMTA.

    ~ CB
     
  18. Cleverboy macrumors 65816

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    Hey, maybe you could CSS the drop-menu a little longer? Right now, its too short, and its cutting off the value of the selected date.

    Sent you a donation. I jes might be a'usin' this thing. :)

    ~ CB
     
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  20. Jeffrey903 macrumors member

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    Fixed

    Thanks very much for the donation!
     
  21. MacUser4_20 macrumors regular

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    Very nice app. I am hoping it stays for a long time, I personally will be using this a few times a week, thank you. A donation will be forthcoming!
     
  22. Jeffrey903 macrumors member

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    I just wanted to let everyone know that I added a zip code lookup feature, where if you know your city and state but not zip code, you can look it up and it will give you a list of zip codes to choose from (since some towns have more than one zipcode).

    I will be adding this to Gas.app soon.
     

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