Everyone loves sharing their opinions about the movies they see. We like to tell our friends whether it was an awesome viewing experience or something that is not worth the time and money to go to the theater and check out. Whether you fancy yourself as a film buff or just a person who likes to catch the latest summer blockbuster, sharing your feelings about the movie with your friends is a whole lot of fun.
Whoovie is an iPhone app designed to facilitate sharing your thoughts about the latest movies. It is an easy to use application with a beautiful interface that allows you to jump in, select the movie you want and write up a quick review. With Whoovie, you just might help your friends save some money by having them stay clear of a movie that was less than stellar. Of course, you can also recommend that they go and check out a movie that was great.
Whoovie relies heavily on sharing your reviews and ratings with your friends, so you will need a Facebook account to make use of the app. When you first launch it, it will prompt you to sign in with your Facebook account. Tap the button and it will take you to the Facebook authorization page. Grant Whoovie access, and you will be ready to start having fun rating and reviewing movies!
How to Write a Review
Once you have authorized the app, click the “+” button on the bottom of the screen and search for a movie that you would like to review. Type the name of the movie and click “Search” and the app will show the results that match your search query.
Once you see the movie you want to write about, click on it, and you will jump to the page for writing your review. You can tap on the stars below the movie name to give it a rating. Movies can be scored anywhere from one to five starts.
After you give it a rating, click on the text box to write the content of your review. The app limits the amount of characters so you can share the review on Twitter. The idea is to keep your reviews brief and to the point. You are probably not a movie critic, so writing a long-winded review is unnecessary.
Once you finish writing your review, you will need to decided which social networks you want to it. You can select Facebook, Twitter or both. Click “Send” and your review will be sent off for the world to see.
The app is a social network in and of itself. If any of your Facebook friends are also using it, their reviews will appear under the feed section of the app.
You can also use Whoovie to find out more information about a movie, and even watch the trailer on YouTube. When you click a movie’s page, clicking on the logo will take you to the trailer. The page will also tell you who stars in the movie and give you a brief plot synopsis.
Not only can you find out more information about a movie, but you can also see if the movie is available to rent on Netflix and get purchasing information from Amazon.
On the “Movies” tab, you can see which movies are trending on Whoovie at that moment in time. This is a great way to see what is popular, and give you some new ideas on what to watch.
You can also add movies to your watch list. If you see something interesting in your travels around the app, you can click the eye symbol at the top of its page, and it will be stored in your watch list so you can remember to come back to it later.
For movie lovers who want to share their opinions on their social networks, this is a necessary application. It is available for free on the iTunes App Store. It is still fairly new, so some of the social features within the app are not as busy as they could be, but as time goes on and the app gains more steam, it will become more awesome than it already is.