Fandango comes to the iPad

    First thing I check when the family says “let’s go to a movie” – Fandango.

    I’m not into standing in lines and waiting around in the cold. With Fandango, I see when and where a film is playing and I can quickly and easily purchase my tickets from my iPhone.

    Well, now life has gotten even easier as Fandango just released their iPad app.

    The Fandango app for iPad takes all the goodness of the iPhone app and brings with it some key user experience updates. Most notable are:

    • “The Pulse,” a visual representation of the hottest ticket sellers, viewable in both list and map formats
    • Movie reviews from professional critics and film fans alike, plus movie-related tweets, all on one large Multi Touch screen
    • Map integration that knows your location and helps you find titles, theaters, showtimes and tickets
    • Expanded video, photos, trailers, clips and exclusive interview features that take advantage of the iPad’s display

    “It was important for us to create an app that was tailor-made for iPad, taking advantage of its large, high-resolution display and Multi Touch interface,” says Jessica Yi, head of product for Fandango. “We think film fans will enjoy browsing from their couch or the local coffee house for showtimes, fan reviews, exclusive clips, trailers, and tickets for True Grit, Little Fockers, Gulliver’s Travels, TRON: Legacy, Black Swan, The King’s Speech and many other movies throughout the holiday season.”

    James has been in the information technology field for nearly 20 years. He is the founder of HicksNewMedia, a technology consulting firm based in Northern California. He focuses on social media integration, cloud computing and yes, all things Apple (since… Full Bio