I do go to movies, but I no longer read the newspaper to find out the movie times. Sounds familiar?
After I got to know about Showtimezz@MY app from a tech magazine a couple of days ago, I immediately have it installed on both of my iPhone and Samsung with the intention to find out if this app is useful to moviegoers.
And here are my findings.
Inside Showtimezz@MY App
The main menu comes with 4 selections Upcoming Movies, Movies, Theatres and Feedback.
Let’s drill-down further to find out what each section does.
Upcoming Movies shows you a list of new releases on a weekly basis. Wow, the list goes all the way until the end of the year.
Here, you can tap on a movie you like, and it will automatically do a Google video search and show you a list of videos of this movie.
While this is a quick and easy way to present the movie trailers to users, but the result might be inaccurate when it comes to movies with a very common title.
For example, tapping the Chinese movie, First Time (Oh, this name is so common!) got me the result of a very old English movie trailer.
The Movies option shows you the list of movies that are currently showing in the cinemas. And a tap on the Showtime Information option will bring you a list of cinemas that are screening this movie and their movie times.
While the app is designed to allow users to book tickets online, this feature wasn’t working during my testing.
If you’re interested to find out what movies are in your favorite cinema, then the third option is where you should tap.
Here is a list of cinemas sorted in alphabetic orders. Again, tapping the Showtime Information will show you a list of movies in that particular cinema.
In overall, Showtimezz@MY does fall short in many departments. While movie listings are up-to-date and accurate, after cross-checking few records with TGV website, but the information is only limited to Kuala Lumpur cinemas.
Then, the malfunction online booking makes it less useful in some way. Not to mention it didn’t run on my Android 4.0.
Are you using any better app to find what movies are in the cinemas ? Do let me know in the comments.