IMDb Launches Android App

Posted by at 9:44 am on June 30, 2010

IMDb.com today announced IMDb Movies & TV App for Android as well as its new mobile and social initiative, “IMDb Everywhere.” Via the IMDb Movies & TV app on the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android, as well as social integrations on Facebook and Twitter, users can now discover, view and share IMDb content whether they are online or using their preferred mobile device.

“We’re making a significant commitment to our -˜IMDb Everywhere’ initiative, expanding our footprint across the web and onto emerging technologies and platforms,” said Col Needham, IMDb founder and CEO. “Our customers want to socially engage with IMDb’s comprehensive and authoritative entertainment content anywhere they are -“ from IMDb.com to their mobile phone to Facebook and Twitter.”

IMDb’s New Android App

IMDb’s Movies & TV App for Android-powered devices is custom-made for the Android platform, optimizing the user interface based on the capabilities of the platform. Functionality includes voice search, sharing, option menus and much more. As with IMDb’s other leading apps, users can search and browse the web’s largest entertainment database, look up local movie show times and TV listings, watch trailers, shop, share and much more.

Mobile Momentum:

  • In just six months, the IMDb’s Movies & TV app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad has been installed by millions of users worldwide and is being downloaded at a rate of nearly 1 million per month.
  • IMDb’s Movies & TV App for iPad, which gives customers mobile access to the most comprehensive movie and TV database on the web as well as high-resolution video, is frequently ranked in the Top 10 on the iTunes Top Free Apps chart within the Entertainment category.

Social Momentum:

  • IMDb’s new “Like” and “Share” buttons further expand the IMDb experience, making it easy and fun for users to indicate their favorite movies, TV shows and celebrities and then publish their preferences on Facebook and Twitter.
  • In response to positive customer feedback, “Like” and “Share” buttons have just been added to all movie trailers, character pages and news stories on IMDb, with deeper integrations to come.
  • IMDb recently launched an interactive Twitter page. Fans can tweet a question about a celebrity name or film, and the relevant information is tweeted back (follow @imdbbot or visit http://twitter.com/imdbbot). IMDb’s main Twitter account (@imdb) has more than 86,000 followers.

To learn more and download IMDb’s just-launched Android app, go to: www.imdb.com/android/.

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