Amazon Mobile Stories September 17, 2013

Amazon Mobile for iOS adds push notifications for shipments, deals and subscription activity

It’s building up to be a great day for Amazon iOS users. After Amazon Instant Video added AirPlay support this morning, the company has updated their Amazon Mobile app with push notifications for shipments (when they’re sent and when they have arrived), deals, and subscribe & save activity.

What’s New in Version 3.0.0

New for iPad: • Use the new sort and filter experience on iPad to quickly find what you’re looking for

New for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch • New notifications make it easier for you to stay on top of your upcoming shipments, Subscribe and Save orders, as well as Deals of the Day • Bug fixes

The app still has an “antique” non-iOS 7 look, but the push notification options are definitely welcome. Amazon’s relationship with the App Store has been quite shaky to say the least. Apple began a lawsuit against Amazon for using the company’s “App Store” trademark, although that was later dropped. In addition, Amazon does not sell ebooks through the Kindle App Store app since they do not want Apple to take a 30% slice. Customers can make regular retail purchases through the free Amazon Mobile app, though.

Amazon Mobile Stories July 15, 2013

IMDb iOS app adds ability to purchase movie tickets, Amazon integration for DVDs & Blu-rays, & enhanced bios

IMBb has released a big update today to its iPhone and iPad app, adding the the ability to purchase movie tickets directly from within the app and much more. The feature is initially only available to users in the U.S. and can be accessed directly through a “Showtimes & Tickets” section on listings for movies currently in theatres.

Also included in today’s update is integration with the Amazon Mobile app for one tap purchasing of DVDs & Blu-rays from Amazon:

Want to buy a movie or TV show on DVD or Blu-ray? “Search via Amazon Mobile” to the rescue. Requires that you have the Amazon Mobile app, but we provide a handy link if you don’t have it yet.

IMBd has added even more celebrity bio pages in today’s update and iPhone users now have “one-tap access to the full cast/full filmography.” The updated app also includes a few other UI enhancements and bug fixes listed below:

What’s New in Version 3.3

iPad and iPhone * “Tickets, please!” You can now conveniently purchase movie tickets via the IMDb App (currently US-only). * More bios for celebrities you know and love as well as for up-and-comers. * Want to buy a movie or TV show on DVD or Blu-ray? “Search via Amazon Mobile” to the rescue. Requires that you have the Amazon Mobile app, but we provide a handy link if you don’t have it yet. * Also, did you know you can tap the “Coming Soon” bar above the title on upcoming movies to add the release date as an event to your calendar? * Bug fixes. Nasty tricksy bugsies. We hates them!

iPhone * We heard you. By popular demand, we’ve updated the movie and celebrity pages to include one-tap access to the full cast/full filmography (which, yes, scrolls vertically). * You’ll see that cute little Watchlist flag almost everywhere now. Tap it to add movies and shows to your Watchlist (and tap-and-hold to add to your other lists as well).

This will be the last update that supports iOS 5. Future updates will require iOS 6 and above.

Amazon Mobile Stories February 21, 2013

Netflix, Traktor DJ, Flickr, Amazon Mobile, Showtime Anytime, deals, more

As always, we’ll be updating the list below with more apps and updates as they continue to hit the App Store today:

Traktor DJ: Native Instruments, the company behind the massively popular Traktor DJ software and other well-known audio production tools, today released an iPad app dubbed Traktor DJ. For those familiar with the Traktor 2 Mac app, the iPad app provides you with a scaled back UI that offers two decks, 8 built-in effects, and the ability to record and share mixes. While you won’t get onscreen platters with this app like many other DJ apps, NI allows users to pinch and swipe the waveform on the deck itself “for simple looping and ultra-tight scratching.” A full list of features below:

– Revolutionary DJ app by Native Instruments – makers of the leading pro DJ software – Touch the groove using familiar iPad gestures like swiping and pinching – Direct access to your iTunes music library from TRAKTOR DJ – Stylish waveform display allows for simple looping and ultra-tight scratching – Intelligent browser recommends songs based on compatible tempo and key – Automatic tempo and key detection plus BPM sync for super-smooth mixing – Innovative Notification Center gives you in-app access to essential tips and undiscovered techniques – 8 built-in pro DJ effects, including Reverb, Delay and dramatic glitch effects like BeatMasher – Familiar DJ mixer layout with crossfader plus line faders, 3-band EQ and filter on each channel – Prepare tracks on the road – all meta data (tempo, beatgrids, cue points etc.) in TRAKTOR DJ syncs with TRAKTOR PRO DJ software* – Record your mixes live in high-quality on the iPad and share with your friends

Flickr version 2.1.0.803: The Flickr iOS app was gets an update this morning that brings faster uploading, the ability to quickly save images from Photostream to camera roll, and much more:

– Faster uploading – Easily save photos from your Photostream to your camera roll – Automatically saves your original, pre-filter photos to your camera roll – Quickly tag your contacts in photo comments and description by simply typing @screename – Get notified when your contacts mention you – Higher resolution photo display in lightbox view so your photos look even more stunning – Take photos in a snap using your iPhone’s volume up button

Netflix version 3.0: Netflix received an update today to version 3.0 and with it came an enhanced playback experience including the ability to view the title from the iPad player UI, the return of the zoom icon for fullscreen playback, and “better placement of play/pause and Back-10 buttons so you can easily control your experience.”

We enhanced the player UI for a better playback experience. 1. See the Title in the iPad player UI – Touch the player UI screen to see the title of movie/TV show you are watching 2. Zoom icon is back – so you can now control when you watch full screen mode 3. Note better placement of play/pause and Back-10 buttons so you can easily control your experience

Amazon Mobile version 2.3.3: A nice update to the Amazon Mobile app today for Canadians brings the ability to shop from Amazon.ca in addition to performance enhancements:

Amazon Mobile Stories November 21, 2012

News:

Black Friday iOS deals: A ton of app developers are offering app deals to celebrate Black Friday and Thanksgiving. 9to5Toys.com has an updating list of Mac and iOS deals being offered. Some of the deals on offer: BioShock 2 for $11.99, Call of Duty 4 for $7.99, and the just updated Street Fighter X Tekken for 99 cents.

GTA Vice City 10th Anniversary: We already knew it was coming soon, but today Rockstar confirmed the 10th anniversary edition of Vice City will hit the App Store on December 6th for $4.99. (via Polygon)

Updates:

Amazon Mobile version 2.3.1: A nice update for the Amazon Mobile app today, just in time for the holiday shopping season, brings the ability to receive push notifications on iPhone, iPod, and iPad when packages are shipped and delivered. You can also enable a daily notification for lightning deals. Also, iPad users can now “pinch (or double tap) to zoom in on product images and see more details.”

· Stay up to date on where your holiday gifts and packages are with delivery alerts. Turn on push notifications to get alerts on when your package ships from Amazon and when it’s delivered. Plus get a daily notification for lightning deals. · Pinch (or double tap) to zoom in on product images and see more details.(iPad only) · Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Street Fighter X Tekken Mobile: Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken (on sale for 99 cents, below), is getting two new characters today (pictured above), as well as enhancements to fine tune the game balance and improve Wi-Fi matches:

Changes: – Two new characters have been added. – The game balance has been fine tuned. – Wi-fi matches now play better.

HSN for iPad version 5.0.3: HSN’s app has been updated with a new holiday gift store and deals: expand full story

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