Mar 09, 2012 09:20 AM EST
FlickDirect iPhone Movie App Connects Film Fanatics Around The Globe
Miami, Florida (March 9th, 2012) - FlickDirect Inc. today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Movie Clock 3.0, an updated version of its award-winning iPhone movie app. A sleek, redefined user experience, streaming movie trailers and enhanced, worldwide social sharing features highlight the app's new offerings.
The app is the first to allow simple social interaction over various networks including Facebook and Twitter with a focus on upcoming movies. A single tap allows users to 'check-in' to upcoming films and interact with friends and followers around the globe.
Over 5,000 fans (from 70 countries) of the upcoming film 'The Hunger Games' have flocked to the app by way of, and for, its unique social features. By checking in with each other, tweeting about the film, and counting down with friends, fans have been able to connect in new, revolutionary ways.
"I check-in to Movie Clock on my iPod Touch everyday to see who is waiting for The Hunger Games just like me." said Victoria Hanson, 10 years old. "It's so cool to see someone from Australia or Israel is counting down the days too."
Movie Clock's central feature is its unique ever-running countdown clock for individual movies coming soon to theaters. Users can easily search the extensive movie database for their favorite upcoming movie and set an alert to remind them on the film's day of release.
"We wanted the singular countdown experience to extend beyond the app." Nathan Rose, CEO of FlickDirect said. "Allowing your network to tap into the movies you are following really makes the anticipation for that new release much more fun and exciting."
Once checked-in, users will be able to see how many others around the world are counting down with them and connect with new friends and followers who share the enthusiasm for their favorite films.
Other extended features of Movie Clock include the ability to find showtimes for local theaters based on your GPS coordinates, in-app ticket purchasing and newly added streaming movie trailers.
"Users are going to love everything we've added." Said Rose "I find myself opening Movie Clock multiple times each day just to check the updates of my movies and see when I can be the first to buy tickets. It's awesome as a fan to watch the momentum start building for a film towards the day of release as well."
Eric English, President of FlickDirect Inc. and lead developer, has been surprised by the international appeal of Movie Clock despite the app focusing on North American release dates. "I've had apps I've developed rank high in other countries but nothing as exciting as this. It really speaks to the universal language of film and love of sharing."
"Bringing all of these great movie-focused features into one app was the vision when we began [the development process]" added English "With version 3.0 we finally got it all together in one streamlined package you can enjoy with friends around the world."
Movie Clock has a growing database of Movies with current release dates up to 2014. FlickDirect strives to include every movie regardless of genre. "If it's not there, just ask. I'll add it in personally!" Said Rose.
Previous versions of Movie Clock were named one of the Top 9 Movie Apps of 2011 by NextMovie.com and have been featured in iTunes "Whats Hot-> Entertainment" category.
Movie Clock is available on the Apple iTunes app store in a full and lite version. 'Movie Clock' and 'Movie Clock Lite', respectively. The lite version has a limited feature set but allows an in app upgrade to bring the functionality up to par with the full paid version.
"Try Move Clock for free," said English "Like one of our international reviewers wrote - we know it's one awesome app you'll want to upgrade and permanently keep on your iPhone."
What users of Movie Clock have said:
-- Usability and simplicity at its best!" -Totem Tales Publishing
-- "Movie Clock is a app that means you will never forget when that must see movie comes out in theatres. I love the simplicity of Movie Clock, just scroll down a list of forthcoming titles and add the reminder and just wait, it is that easy. The content is being constantly updated, so there is no excuse to miss that premier." -Goofy101
- Facebook integration to share your countdown with your friends
- Twitter integration to share your countdown with your followers
- Notification center integration to control your individual movie alerts
- Extensive and automatically updating movie release database
- Movie trailers, show times and in app ticket purchasing
- iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
- Requires iOS 4.0 or later
- 2.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Movie Clock 3.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the Apple App Store in the Entertainment category. If you'd like more information, or to schedule an interview with our staff please e-mail our pr department.
FlickDirect Inc, a privately held company, is one of the online leaders in social entertainment. Delivering breaking industry news, theatrical/home entertainment reviews and television reviews, and entertainment application development FlickDirect drives the pulse of the entertainment landscape. FlickDirect is strategically partnered with various studios to provide content exclusive to its visitors. FlickDirect's holdings also include flck.it, a film industry URL shortener, movie clock, a countdown clock for iOS, and Buzango, a film social network. Copyright (C) 2012 FlickDirect, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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