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App Mix: IMDb, Google Mobile, Gorillacam, NASA

IMDB app

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has released an iPhone application to enhance access to its service from the iPhone. IMDb lets iPhone users search through its entire database of movies, TV shows and celebrities, as well as access trailers, photos, U.S.-based TV and movie listings, box office results and top-ranked movies and celebrities. The IMDb app is available as a free download from the U.S. App Store; it is not yet available in other countries.

Google has released an update to its Google Mobile App, providing the ability to open search results within an in-app browser rather than switching to Safari, and expanding International support with additional languages, the ability to choose the spoken language used when searching by voice, and support for users within China. The Google Mobile App is available as a free download from the App Store.

Joby, maker of the Gorillamobile camera mount for the iPhone, has released a new iPhone photography application designed as a companion to its iPhone mounts. The Gorillacam application provides enhanced iPhone camera features such as a self-timer for taking delayed pictures, a time-lapse feature for taking automatic photos at regular intervals and a continuous rapid-fire feature that allows a series of photos to be taken at 1.6fps. The application also features a grid overlay and bubble level to properly adjust your iPhone for taking pictures and the ability to upload or share photos directly from within the app itself. Gorillacam is available as a free download from the App Store.

NASA has released an update to its iPhone application providing new features such as information on visible sighting opportunities for the International Space Station (ISS) and Space Shuttle based on the user’s current location, more detailed information on missions and additional content, an option to display high-resolution images and status updates on upcoming launches. The NASA App is available as a free download from the App Store.

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Comments

1

The IMDb app is AMAZING!

Seems perfect so far!

Posted by ort on December 10, 2009 at 3:00 PM (CST)

2

Actually, the option to open links inside of the Google Mobile application has been around for some time.  However, it existed as a hidden easter egg, as you had to continue to scroll down in the “About” section of the app.  Doing this would enable a new panel of options, including opening links in the actual application.

Consequently, has Google removed the undocumented API issue?  If not, I’m surprised that Apple let it through.  But maybe with the FCC breathing down their neck, Apple let it pass…

Posted by Josh C. on December 10, 2009 at 3:12 PM (CST)

3

The IMDb app is just OK—without the ability to log in and access your ratings, or rate new items, it’s merely a reference tool, of which there are plenty others to choose from…

Posted by benjitek on December 10, 2009 at 5:24 PM (CST)

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