IMDb Mobile Pull Quotes
About IMDb's Mobile Momentum:
"The IMDb mobile app launched in 2009 and there have been more than 70 million downloads since. Needham estimated that roughly half of all IMDb page views come from phones, tablets and devices. ‘The idea is to be wherever our customers need us.’ The 160m visitors to IMDb will like hearing that."
– Screen International
"With the huge success of its previous mobile apps in mind, IMDB unveiled on Tuesday a new app it hopes will captivate Hollywood trivia buffs. To date, users have downloaded IMDB apps 26 million times across all mobile platforms, including 15 million on Apple's iOS and 10 million on Android, the hit site's founder, Col Needham, told CNET. All told, IMDB has about 110 million monthly unique users, and about 25 million monthly uniques for its various mobile apps."
– The Wall Street Journal/CNET (September 27, 2011)
"Mobile is a central part of IMDb’s ‘everywhere’ strategy, which also includes the ability to log-in to apps with Facebook Connect and share updates on both Facebook and Twitter from within apps. The strategy seems to be working Over the past two years, IMDb has seen 10 million mobile installs across all platforms."
– Tech Crunch (February 17, 2011)
“A major update to its iOS mobile apps highlights IMDb’s dedication to its data and its users. When it comes to data analysis, IMDb is leveraging the intimacy of a mobile app to develop a more useful decision-making tool that you can reference when you’re picking a movie or a television program to watch. Moving beyond a search aid for trivia gamers, IMDb is turning its data into consumer-driven information, feeding it back to end users in a way that’s most practical for them. As big data trends grow, mobile apps will continue to be at the center of consumer interaction, and IMDb’s got the goods on movie purchases, preferences, and even search behavior. Who know where they’ll be able to go from here?”
– Silicon ANGLE (March 23, 2011)
About IMDb's Apps for iPhone and iPad:"One of the best showtime apps is from the Internet Movie Database, owned by Amazon. Among its various other entertaining functions, like listing an actor’s filmography and movie trivia, IMDB has a very good showtime section. The app is free on both iOS and Android. On the iPhone version, showtimes are listed prominently upon opening the app. This section is ready with default data, including the movies showing that day at local theaters. The user interface couldn’t be simpler. The films are split into new releases and ‘also playing’ films, and the showtimes are sortable by movie or by theater. Since this app is from the Internet Movie Database, a lot of extra data is available, drawn from the site’s millions of movie facts. Each movie in the showtime list has a trailer, an age rating, the time it is playing and how many stars it has been awarded. The app will also tell you a theater’s phone number, and use the Maps app to give directions."
– The New York Times (November 1, 2012)
"No doubt, iPad owners with even the slightest interest in movies, TV or celebrities are going to want this app."
– Tech Crunch
"IMDb is older than the Web itself and began as [a] Usenet group . . . From there it evolved into the massive website (www.imdb.com) it is today . . . After all these mutations, the database may have found its perfect form in the free IMDb iPad app. That's largely because the app makes all that information especially accessible where I most need it — on the couch when I'm watching whatever it is I want to know more about. IMDb is way more than just a convenient couch-side reference work, though. The iPad app also includes local showtimes and trailers for current, still-in-theaters movies, as well as film news and a Coming Soon section. Although you can find other movie and television apps with comparable focus, none of them offer the comprehensive depth and detail of IMDb."
– MacWorld ("The 20 Best Apps: Must-Haves for Everyone With an iPad or iPhone" November 2012)
"This is a fantastic app from IMDb. If you love movies, you can learn so much about movies. It is just fantastic."
– Steve Jobs (April 8, 2010 Apple keynote address)
"The Internet Movie Database app has all the answers. As the world's largest collection of TV and film trivia with a database of some 1.5 million films and TV shows . . . this app is for any household incapable of finishing a film without squabbling over the name of the supporting actor and other films he has starred in."
– The Wall Street Journal (February 14, 2011/IMDb’s app selected by WSJ as 1 of 10 apps that will “change your life.”)
"The IMDb app takes the already-popular website and puts it in usable, fast-moving mobile form. Every film tidbit you'd ever want to know is on IMDb, including cast lists, plot summaries and critical reviews. It's a one-stop shop for film buffs and trivia hounds, who can also search for showtimes nearby and even shop for DVDs through Amazon. You can even watch trailers for upcoming or just-released films, should you tire of reading."
– Time Magazine (January 27, 2011/Time Magazine selects IMDb’s app as 1 of the 50 best iPhone apps of 2011.)
"Apple released its year-end chart of top apps for the iPhone and iPad a few weeks shy of the end of 2010 and entertainment, naturally, is what most of us have gravitated toward. Apple's iBooks reading app heads the top download of the free iPad app chart, followed by . . . IMDB’s app, Amazon's Kindle app, and [more]."
– USA Today (December 10, 2010)
"All-conquering movie bible IMDb has enhanced its app for iOS devices with a new Watchlist feature to allow users to keep track of their favourite upcoming projects."
-- T3 (March 23, 2011)
About IMDb’s Apps for Android and Android Tablet:"One of the best showtime apps is from the Internet Movie Database, owned by Amazon. Among its various other entertaining functions, like listing an actor’s filmography and movie trivia, IMDB has a very good showtime section. The app is free on both iOS and Android. On Android . . . it shows comprehensive showtime data along with all movie details and extra features like previews. Unlike some of the many similar apps, and thanks to the global nature of IMDB itself, this app works outside the United States — especially useful for travelers."
– The New York Times (November 1, 2012)
"[IMDb's app is] one of the 12 best Android Tablet apps . . . Featuring a beautiful image-driven, swipe-friendly interface featuring movie trailers, popular actors, and international movie listings spread across thirteen countries, IMDB is a must-have for movie buffs who want the latest Hollywood and independent film news."
– PC Magazine (October 2012)
"IMDB is perfectly designed for smartphones and the app does everything it needs to do. The IMDB app is a must have. The IMDb app is also available for Apple devices."
– Computer.active.co.uk (May 2012)
“IMDb 2.0 (has) debuted with a gorgeous, tablet-friendly UI. One of my favorite things to do when watching television is to pull out my Android phone or tablet to check out the Internet Movie Database. Whether it's trying to find the name of that guy in the background or just browsing the trivia, IMDb always enhances my movie and TV experience. I've been using the app for as long as I can remember and it was one of the first I downloaded when I got on the Honeycomb train. Today sees the release of IMDb 2.0 in the Android Market and it's a major step forward for an already terrific app. From the moment you log in on a tablet, you will see that the developers have changed the game up. There's a gorgeous new UI, bug fixes, added features, and a bunch of other stuff tucked away. I encourage any and all Honeycomb tablet owners to download and install IMDb 2.0 as soon as you can.”
– Android Guys (July 12, 2011)
"IMDB, the Internet Movie DataBase, has released an Android application, providing Android users [with the ability] to find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, get TV listings, track DVD/Blu-Ray releases, explore popular charts and top 100/250 lists, and search their database of over 1.5 million movies and TV shows. Personally, I’m very excited for this release (and have been waiting for this since Day 1 of my Android ownership) as IMDB is a service I use almost religiously.”
– Android and Me (July 1, 2010)
“IMDb's app joins a growing number of highly-touted iPhone apps that are making their way to Android.”
– The LA Times (June 30, 2010)
“IMDb brings movie discovery to Android devices. The app itself is pretty stellar, adding a level of discoverability and an optimized viewing experience you just can’t get on the website itself. The Android version has been customized specifically for the platform and it includes a few things that even the Apple counterparts currently lack, including voice search and social sharing options.”
– Mashable (June 30, 2010)
“IMDb’s Movies & TV is the best android tablet app for Movies reviews and celebrity info. [This app] will keep you entertained for hours on your tablet.”
– Best Apps For Android Tablet (February 22, 2012/IMDb’s app selected as one of the best Android Tablet apps)
About Ticketing on IMDb’s Mobile Apps:“IMDb pivots app to grab piece of mcommerce, tickets: With mobile ticket sales on the fast track, Amazon’s IMDb has updated its mobile application with ticketing and commerce to give consumers a way to instantly buy movie tickets and goods. ‘Adding a ticketing element makes perfect sense,’ said Matt Garrity, director of business development at Canvas, New York. ‘IMDb is a comprehensive information and content provider at its core, yet the mobile user may be more likely to be researching current listings rather than the broader historical data,’ he said. ‘It’s a natural progression that is likely to drive more consumer usage.’ Mr. Garrity is not affiliated with IMDb. He commented based on his expertise on the subject. Adding a ticketing element to its app positions the IMDb app as more of an all-in-one app and will likely drive consumers to use the app more frequently since it takes users through every step of the purchase decision. Movie tickets have seen a huge growth with mobile, and IMDb is smart to capitalize on the trend. In fact, 30 percent of Fandango’s revenue came from mobile in 2012.IMDb has been carving out ways to make its mobile app more personalized, which is indicated in this newest release."
– Mobile Commerce Daily
“One of the most popular websites for checking out movies has made it easier to watch those movies. IMDb’s new mobile app upgrade enables users to purchase movie tickets and discs directly from Fandango and Amazon.com.”
– ABC News/TV, Yahoo News, TechBytes
“Whether you’re seeking information about a movie or TV show you’ve just watched, challenging your pals with trivia contests or figuring out which flick is worthy of your 10 bucks this weekend, IMDb has long been the best bet on the Internet. The site, which has been around since way back in 1990 and was bought by Amazon in 1998, has added a new wrinkle with the update to its Android and iOS apps this week: ticket purchasing from mobile devices. Registered users (it’s free, and you don’t have to sign up with Facebook, although they won’t discourage you from doing so) can study up on what’s worth seeing, then scope out local theaters and showtimes and buy tickets — via Fandango — for whatever blockbuster they have it in their hearts to see. Because IMDb is owned by Amazon, the app also will take you directly to the online shopping behemoth where you can buy DVDs and Blu-rays of movies and TV programs. It’s a win-win for both IMDb and Fandango, as it ties the former’s exhaustively superior content to the latter’s ease of use and rapidly expanding ubiquity. The app so far works only in the U.S. but if it’s a success here, we can expect a global rollout at some point.”
– MSN Entertainment
About IMDb’s App for Kindle Fire:“If you love movies, IMDb gives you the inside scoop with trailers, cast lists, reviews, and allsorts of behind-the-scenes tidbits.”
– USA Today (IMDb's app selected as 1 of 25 essential Kindle Fire apps)
“IMDb’s Movies & TV is the ultimate app source for your movie, TV, and Hollywood celebrity questions. IMDb includes over 2 million movie and TV titles and over 4 million actors, actresses, movie directors, and additional crew. View user and critic reviews for both movies and TV and get quotes from, and trivia about, your favorite stars. Getting answers to your questions is a simple as searching the database. IMDb Movies & TV will even keep a history of your queries for later reference.”
– Best Apps For Android Tablet (February 22, 2012/IMDb’s app selected as one of the best Kindle Fire apps)
About IMDb's Trivia App:"I can't put it down, I could play this forever (and you might be able to as you can buy new question packs via an in-app purchase). The IMDb trivia app is really well designed too, polished with great transitions and a sensible UI. This ain't no two bit trivia app. It's as good as it gets. I bet I'll get a higher score than you. Free."
– Gizmodo (September 27, 2011)
"Upon early testing, the app seems fun as hell. I don’t know about you, but I can see my phone battery dying at we speak."
– WebProNews (September 27, 2011)
"IMDb, the Internet Movie Database. It's pretty much the place to go for anything and everything motion picture and entertainment-related. Once I got the Twilight Zone quote right, I wanted another question. And another one. That's the idea: addiction. The app, for iPhones, is free at first. It comes with hundreds of questions to answer. But once you've gone through those, you have to pay 99 cents to download more."
– NPR's Nationally Syndicated Marketplace Show (September 27, 2011)
"After the wild success of its mobile application, IMDB is branching into games and releasing its first title, a trivia game that draws on the company's extensive movie and TV database. Inspiration for the game came from trivia questions on IMDb's Web site. They generate more than 100 million page views a year, with visitors spending more than 4 million hours a year answering the trivia questions about movies, TV shows and actors."
– The Seattle Times (September 27, 2011)
"If you are the largest movie website in the world, what do you do when you want to broaden your already huge readership? If you’re the mighty Internet Movie Database (110 million unique visitors per month, 2 million video views a day), you take your popular mobile apps one step farther and devise a free entertainment trivia game for the iPhone and iPod Touch."
– IndieWire (September 27, 2011)
About IMDb's WP7 App:"If you're a movie fan with an internet connection you'll already know about IMDb. The Internet Movie Database is a veritable encyclopaedia of all things movie related - movie synopses, actor biographies, film art - you name it, it's probably here. In addition to all this you also have movie trailers and local cinema show times. And the best thing is, all of this is available through the lovely-looking Windows Phone app."
– Noknok TV (June 2012)
"Want to know why Windows Phone 7 has a real shot? Look no further than the WP7 IMDb treatment."
– Gizmodo (October 10, 2010)
About IMDb Buzz:“IMDb Buzz offers options for following topics, sources or celebs. You can add these names via current stories you’re reading, or type in keywords manually from the 'Following' panel. The ability to customize your source feed or who and what you’re reading about is a big plus for this app. There’s also a search function to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. IMDb Buzz also offers access to IMDb’s STARMeter, MOVIEMeter and the popular 'Born Today' roundup.”
– Appolicious (October 27, 2011)
“[With IMDb Buzz] you can get all the movie news from around the world in your pocket brought direct to your iPhone and iPod Touch.”
– HeyuGuys.co.uk (October 27, 2011)
“The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) hitched itself to the iOS bandwagon very early on and has had a very successful free app on the App Store for a long time now. It has now launched IMDb Buzz, pitching it as the ultimate destination for getting your fix of entertainment news while on the go. IMDb Buzz is a useful app for those among us who like to keep up with the latest gossip in the world of entertainment and is a great companion to movie and TV fans. That it’s free and does not contain ads is the icing on top of a pretty tasty cake.
– The Next Web (October 14, 2011)
“Want celebrity gossip on the go? Amazon's IMDb will dish it out. Amazon’s Internet Movie Database site has launched IMDb Buzz, an iPhone and iPod Touch app to dish out the latest news and gossip on TV and movie celebrities. The app offers users a way to catch up on celebrity news on their mobile devices from IMDb content partners such as Access Hollywood, indieWire and The Wrap.”
– Techflash (October 27, 2011)
“’With IMDb Buzz, our users can access breaking entertainment news from our extensive roster of top tier NewsDesk partners including Access Hollywood, indieWire and The Wrap, while following their favorite celebrities, TV shows, films and news sources in a customized newsfeed - all from the convenience of their iPhone,’ said Kintan Brahmbhatt, head of mobile for IMDb.”
– PC Magazine/App Scout (October 28, 2011)