GetGlue Launches Huge Update For Its iOS Application [Updates]

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Popular social sharing application GetGlue has a new version available on the App Store that brings with it some great new features that should be of interest to die-hard users of the app. With this new update, users get a personalized TV guide for TV shows, movies and sports. Since you are using the app to check in to the things you watch the most, the app is able to discern the shows you like, and create a guide that works for your tastes.

The app also has a new recommendation engine that can help you find the best things to watch that are currently on. For users who turn their television on and mutter “there’s nothing to watch”, this feature should prove quite useful to you. Because the app has a ton of users, it has a good knowledge base to actually determine what is popular and what other lovers of the app are watching.

The new update also adds clips, articles, and photos to go with your favorite shows. This makes it more than just an app to check in to what you are watching. Now, it’s a complete tv and movie application with everything you need contained within.

The ability to check in to what you are watching has been cleaned up and streamlined. However, the app used to have the ability to check in to things like video games and other forms of media, but in an attempt to narrow the focus of the service, it now only features the ability to check in to TV, movies and sports.

Did you use GetGlue for more than just TV, movies and sports? Will you miss the ability to check in to other types of media? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: GetGlue

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Comments (9)
  • Jenn Hunter

    I have to say I am disappointed with the latest iOS update of GetGlue. I not only love the movie, tv and sports updates, I loved seeing what some of my music friends were listening to, and I know that other people love seeing what I listen to. I feel the pain that some of the others here have mentioned. :(

  • Bill Jones

    Will probably be taking it off the phone now…although I do watch TV, sports and movies that presents a passive, limited life.

  • Frustrated user

    All you need to do is look at the apps rating on iTunes it’s dropped to like a two or three since the update. My frustrations mirror those of many users. The thing that kept people comming to GG was not the stickers (many users never received or ordered them) it was the community. You would find movies, books and music you may never have been interested in from people you had discussions with on other things. And the discussions, that was what the app was about for me. I could talk to people about what I was watching or reading. At 3 am when I couldn’t sleep I could check into insomnia and know I wasn’t the only one who was suffering.

    Take a look at the blog on get glues page the company head says all the changes are for the users despite their unanomouse decent. His response to one poster is “Yes sorry” not exactly user friendly when the person laments the loss of functions and options. On Twitter there seems to be a “form letter” response to any tweet questioning the change. My tweet in response to issues with the app crashing was never addressed.

    Like some users I have reverted back to the old mobile site that has all the check in options if that stops being an option I’ll be done. Since it seems GG is more interested in sponsor money and being second screen king (they may find it hard when there users start leaving in droves

  • J. Casper

    Sadly, Alex Iskold (GetGlue CEO) prefers to make GetGlue into just another “second screen” TV/Movie app like Miso, Into_Now, …, … (into the BEST “second screen” app obviously, but still, the “king” of that narrowly focused, somewhat crowded mountain), rather than realizing that what he already has is it’s very own “mountain of one” (and ALREADY ranks pretty high on that “second screen” mountain, as well.)

    No other app is paying attention to the full spectrum of things that people do in their spare time… TV and movies, sure, but people read, play music or games, and think about things…and they want to share THOSE experiences too…and they have been for a long time on GetGlue. (To be clear, there are other narrowly focused apps and sites for books, music, and topics, but GetGlue is (or was) the ONLY one to serve everyone and all of those interests together in one place, so that a user could share both his/her love of the TV show “Community,” and talk about knitting (or coffee, or sleeping, or …) with the same GetGlue friends…) And many of us believe that the full spectrum free time “life” app that GetGlue has always been (as opposed to being just another second screen) is worth fighting for and saving, if at all possible…

  • Ganesh Babu

    Reallly fond of GetGlue:)

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