Sunday, 28 June 2009

Flix update!

I've updated Flix - the Movie showtimes downloader for Windows Mobile to now include France and Germany.

Other countries should hopefully appear soon as well, so stay tuned!

To download, visit the link in the main Flix post preceding this one.

Friday, 5 June 2009

Flix available!

The first public version of Flix is now available!

Flix is a Cinema Listings application for Windows Mobile, and works in the UK.

Download from here.

Flix has been designed to be simple to use, and some screenshots are shown below.

-The first time you run Flix, you will be taken to the config screen.
-Enter either your postcode or town in the location box.
-Where Am I will use GPS to find your postcode.
-Tick posters if you want posters to be downloaded with movie info.
-Tap the Update icon to go online and get listings/movie info
-Movies will list all movies in the database.
-Cinemas will show all movie theaters in the database.

-On either Cinemas or Movies page, clicking the "clock" icon will go to showtimes.
-On Cinemas page, the Phone icon will call the cinema
-The Map icon will load Google Maps to the Cinema location

--Things to note--
You need MS .NET Compact Framework 3.5 for Flix.
Yahoo Movies (which Flix gets data from) can be a bit flaky. I might change provider later, but for now you might find that postcodes don't return any results, and towns provide odd results (if you see Leicester, York, Norwich and Annan, it seems to be a catch-all for Yahoo not having your town, so try another!) If you have trouble, check on the yahoo site here to see what results you get... it /should/ match Flix!

I'd recommend an unlimited data plan or WiFi for the updates. Updates may take some time if you only have GPRS (several minutes)

Finally, if you find Flix useful, please

- it will motivate me to do more on Flix! Add Image

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Coming soon - Flix: UK Cinema Listings for Windows mobile

I've been working on a little project called Flix.

It's basically a small app for Windows Mobile that will download cinema listings with a few extra nice features.

The first public release should be available soon - but if you have any thoughts then why not let me know?

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Useful site?

I've just stumbled upon this Touch Pro dedicated site.

Not had chance to look through yet (am at work...!) but it could be worth a visit, being dedicated specifically to this handset.