27
Mar
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Summer movie season is starting. With the Hunger Games already breaking box office records and nerds everywhere polishing their shields and repulsorlift glove replicas in anticipation of The Avengers, this year is set to be a big one. AMC has appropriately launched their official app to help you keep track of all the movies you're geeking out to see this year.

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The app does a lot of the same things that more general movie apps like IMDb and Flixster already do well, like finding movie listings and trailers. The AMC app, however, also allows users to keep track of their Stubs account and rewards. If you're a big movie buff that spends a lot of time at the theater, for starters you should probably sign up for this program since it gives repeat customers rewards. Then, download this app to help you keep track of how far you have to go 'til your next reward.

Also, the Stubs program, in addition to returning to you a pittance in exchange for the fortune you dump on the studios, offers a novel way to keep track of the movies you've watched. Now, you acquire virtual stubs associated to your account that you can view online or on your app. Pointless to many, but for avid theater-goers, the summer season is the height of excitement, and these stubs are trophies. This app makes it easier to keep track of everything you do at the theaters. As long as you stick to AMC, of course.

Grab the widget below to download the app. Then, don't forget to set up notifications for The Avengers. 38 more days, you guys.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Scott Kennedy

    Once again, an iOS design that violates the Android design guidelines.

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

      They are just guidelines, not laws...why does everybody feel the need to bang this drum?

      Worth noting, if you're familiar with iOS guidelines, this app doesn't follow those very closely either.

      Based on screenshots, it just isn't a very attractive app, though I believe it follows a style roughly similar to the signage in some of their marketing. Hard to remember, only been to an AMC theater once several years ago.

      • http://androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft Eric Ravenscraft

        Yeah, the app doesn't stick very closely to any design guidelines. The screenshots don't show it, but at the bottom, there's a tab for a pullout drawer that looks even more hideous, though decidedly Android-esque.

        The app is functional, and honestly isn't the worst design I've seen, but app elements are just entirely disproportionate to each other. hopefully they'll clean it up a bit, because the design is really the only thing that's not great about this app.

        • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com Cody Toombs

          The slider control is built into the SDK, it's one of those really neat ideas that is basically useless (I've never before heard of an app using it).

          The screenshots show so many images and parts of the layout are very disproportionate. I can't help but think that this didn't go through their marketing department, or somebody demanded that they hurry up and get the app out there.

  • Mark

    Design it to be more like Android.