May 1, 2012 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Fort Lauderdale, Florida - FlickDirect Inc. announced the release and immediate availability of 'Movie Clock' version 3.4, an expanded offering of its movie centric iPhone app to coincide with the opening of 'Marvel's The Avengers'. Over 5,000 fans (from more than 100 countries) of the highly anticipated Superhero film have already 'assembled' around the unique social features of the app.
Movie Clock is the first and only app to allow simple social interaction over various networks 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.
Eric English, President of FlickDirect Inc. and lead developer, has enjoyed helping movie fans communicate on a global scale. "The feedback we get from the app has been great." he said. "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."
"It's also fun to be a part of the run up to a film such as 'Marvel's The Avengers' . A few days before a big release, app activity always spikes with the anticipation having been built up for so long."
Movie Clock's central feature is its unique ever-running countdown clock for 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.
Nathan Rose, CEO of FlickDirect and avid app user said "Watching the days, hours, minutes and seconds tick by to 'Marvel's The Avengers' has been really exciting. We have over 500 fans checked in through Movie Clock and more than 5000 unique users have used the app just for 'Marvel's The Avengers' alone. "
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 show times for local theaters based on your GPS coordinates, in-app ticket purchasing and newly added streaming movie trailers.
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."
* 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 3.4 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the 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.