March 21, 2013 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Fort Lauderdale, Florida - FlickDirect Inc. today is proud to announce an updated version of its award winning iPhone movie app, Movie Clock 5.5, which now ranks in the top 10 paid apps in the world. A sleek, redefined user experience, calendar integration and enhanced, worldwide social sharing features highlight the apps 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 2,500 fans (from 70 countries) of the upcoming film 'The Hunger Games:Catching Fire' 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.
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 show times 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."
"Bringing all of these great movie focused features into one app was the vision when we began [the development process]" added Eric English, president of Flickdirect "With version 5.5 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 2016. FlickDirect strives to include every movie regardless of genre.
Previous versions of Movie Clock were named one of the Top 9 Movie Apps by NextMovie.com and have been featured in iTunes "Whats Hot- Entertainment" category.
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* 4.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Movie Clock 5.5 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category. A Lite version is also available with a limited feature set, allowing an in-app upgrade to bring the functionality up to par with the full paid version. Also available for iPad is Movie Clock HD which features high definition movie posters and trailers.
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, and Movie Clock™,a countdown clock for iPhone/iPad.