I got wind yesterday, on Twitter, from the team at Prezence Digital in Cape Town about the new Ster-Kinekor iPhone app (FREE) they released. I knew that they had done the mobi site & website revamp a while back, so I knew this one would be a goodie. I often use the mobi site to book tickets, and the whole user experience is something to behold. Everything just works, and they have made is simple to use.
So I downloaded the Ster-Kinekor app yesterday, and gave it a run. WOW ! Was seriously blown away with the simplicity and usability of this app. Although I haven’t actually booked a movie for the family yet, I can’t wait to make that booking. The app allows you specify your closest theatre, and shows you whats showing there with full info. You can also watch trailers, and of course, book your seats. You zoom right down onto the seat you want, book it, and boom. Done. Simple.
I have to admit, this is by far one of the best locally developed apps I have seen in a while, and I can’t wait to see what the iPad version will look like. Now just to find the time to go watch some movies :P
From the app store description:
Experience the poster-rich fan-centric Ster-Kinekor mobile app. This feature rich movie app with interactive seating plans, toggling between Ster-Kinekor and Nouveau cinemas has been created for the movie fans, by a team of movie fans who just love movies anytime, anywhere!
Swipe through movie lists of what’s currently on circuit and coming soon:
• Find out what’s “Now Showing” and “Coming Soon” – use our search function, browse movies by poster and filter movies by
• View high-quality trailers that plays seamlessly on the app.
• Read detailed movie information that includes synopses, parental ratings, run times, director, producer and casts lists and enriched Movie News from Africa’s number 1 Entertainment Content provider.
• View accurate performance times
• Find nearby cinemas using the iOS location feature, view them in a list or within a map and connnect with the maps app for directions
• Send trailers to your Apple TV over Airplay
• Sync booked movie times with your iphone’s calendar and get an alert an hr before the start of the performance
• Buy tickets seamlessly without leaving the app.
• Get the seats you want by interacting with the cinema seating plan and choose the exact location of where you would like to sit in the cinema (for cinemas that allow reserved seating).
• Sign into your Ster-Kinekor profile account to update your profile information so that relevant movie news gets delivered to you