Flixster upgrades Movies 3.0 application for iPhone

MUMBAI: Flixster has launched the version 3.0 of Movies, its free iPhone app.

The newest version of Movies offers functionality with new features like easy movie ticketing via Movietickets.com; digital-download integration with iTunes; movie rental queue management with Netflix; local restaurant listings through Yelp; and an overall improved interface that enhances the social features that are the heart of Flixster.

Flixster has seen the popularity of Movies soar, with user growth of 83 per cent between January and June 2009. Movies from Flixster has an estimated 20 per cent market share of all US iPhone users.

The popularity of the Movies app has led to additional mobile growth. Flixster now offers movie apps for the Palm Pre, the Blackberry and Android based devices.

Flixster has become the single fastest-growing online source of movie information, and is also available on Facebook and MySpace, in addition to www.flixster.com. Combined, more than 20 million unique users a month visit Flixster’s movie community.

"Planning a trip to the movies is a one-stop experience with Movies 3.0. It lets you search for recommendations from other users, find your local showtimes, invite friends, purchase tickets, make dinner plans and even choose your in-home entertainment – from wherever you are. Flixster is changing the way people discover and spread the word about movies they love, and Movies 3.0 is designed to make the Flixster experience even better," said Flixster founder and CEO Joe Greenstein.

Movies 3.0 is available for free at the iPhone App Store. Enhancements to additional mobile apps from Flixster are in development.