Shazam has done wonders for that moment where one hears a clip of a song and has no idea what the song actually is. Now, there's an app that promises to do the same for movie trailers. Movie Pal is that app.
All the user has to do is listen to a few seconds of a trailer with the app and it immediately tags the film for future reference. It uses this information to then remind the user of when it's coming out.
Further functionality comes from the options to see ratings, show times and even buy tickets from within the app. Hundreds of movie trailers can also be viewed and there are movie recommendations for what to watch on iTunes and Netflix. Movie Pal looks set to be an ideal way of keeping up to date with all things movies and just in time for summer blockbuster season to get into full swing.
There used to be a time back in the late 1980's when the only way that you could get a theater's show listings other than through the news paper was via a disembodied voice on the other side of the telephone dial. This service, which eventually became known as Moviefone, was the go to source for this important information until the internet became more widespread throughout the 1990's. Ironically enough, it was actually AOL that purchased the company and transitioned it into the web property that we know today.
Further continuing the product's evolution, Moviefone is now available from the comfort of your own iPad. Thankfully they have expanded beyond simply the audio medium to include written movie related news, trailers, and even the good 'ol fashioned showtimes that we have all come to know and love. You can snag the software for free in the App Store and embrace your inner film geek.
With "Black Friday" well in the past, this is that magical time of year when developers start looking towards the upcoming rush of new holiday iOS device purchasers and ready themselves with some of their premier releases. Gameloft is no exception to rule, letting slip three of their exciting new titles, which include a couple of sequels and one newly premiering franchise. So without further ado, lets dig into the details, shall we?
Acting as a direct sequel to last year's Near Orbital Vanguard Alliance, or NOVA for short, NOVA 2 takes place six years after the original's events. Humankind is now in the midst of an extreme civil war, which as you can imagine leads to the introduction of interesting new alliances being made and several new factions emerging. They have released several new pieces of concept art that can be seen in the gallery below. These can help give players a glimpse at what they can expect to see when the game releases at some point in December.
Obviously following in the footstep of the tremendously successful PlayStation 3 release Uncharted, Shadow Guardian places players directly into a treasure hunt of the historical variety, looking for a centuries old relic that has been lost for over one thousand years. Players will be running, jumping, shooting and exploring their way through a wide variety of different stages, all of which look absolutely stunning in the screen shots and trailer that you can see below. You can look forward to this bad boy landing in the App Store "very soon."
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
What would a holiday season be without a trip back to the well of racing games on iOS? Marking their sixth (yes, that was not a typo) entry in the Asphalt series, Gameloft has gone out and licensed some of the biggest names in automobiles, to help better flesh out their vehicle roster. More information on that lineup should be coming very soon, but in the meantime, why not check out the teaser trailer and screen shots in the gallery? This should be burning rubber soon, with a release date set for sometime in December.
The iPad may or may not turn out to be the ultimate magazine consumption device, but rather than give us an entire magazine to pore over, Entertainment Weekly created an app that recontextualizes their Must List magazine feature - and does so spectacularl
With Flixster you can watch movie trailers, view listings for your favorite theaters or check DVD release dates. Now you can also rate movies and share information with friends through Facebook. And they say there's no such thing as free popcorn.