Amazon launches IMDB app for the iPad

IMDB on the iPad.Though Amazon may be loathe to admit the iPad’s success, that hasn’t stopped it from aggressively developing and releasing applications for Apple’s successor to the Kindle. Along with the Kindle app for the iPad Amazon has released an IMDB app that takes advantage of the iPad’s big ol’ screen.

In this case the app only differs from the iPhone in that it’s been optimized for a larger screen. It still offers the same information, which according to IMDB is access to the info on 1.5 million movie and TV titles and 3.2 million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and crew members.

One of the best features for the iPad will be watching trailers in HD. That screen is just so damn pretty.


IMDB finally releases an iPhone app

IMDB app is now on the iPhone.I still can’t believe it has taken this long to get an iPhone app from IMDB. It’s here, though, and free, so I suppose I don’t have much to complain about.

I was a little surprised to see it go with a dedicated app. For what it offers, I figured a web app would handle things just fine. It’s not like Facebook, where all kinds of nifty native hardware tricks are involved. In fact, the IMDB app doesn’t offer anything the website doesn’t, and it’s missing account support, so you can’t get Cate Blanchett’s phone number when you’re drunk (maybe that was on purpose). Still, for the way most people use IMDB, there’s no reason well-organized, free information won’t get the job done.

Now, if they charged me another dollar just to have access to the likes of Uma Thurman when I’m at my whiskey-drunk worst, I can’t say I wouldn’t go for it.