Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fandango updates its iOS app to add in 'Mobile Ticket' to iPhone, iPod touch portion of app; Spotify and Facebook also issue updates, one good, one not so good

Fandango this afternoon issued an update to its iOS universal app to add in "Mobile Ticket" to the iPhone and iPod touch portion of the app, utilizing Apple's new Passbook feature.

Fandango had previously updated its app to add in Apple's Passbook app, but the new update refines this by adding in a small icon on the theaters that will accept Passbook for ticketing, as opposed to Fandango's own ticketing.
Looking at the app search results in my own area, one is struck by how few theaters are ready to accept either ticketing approach – more seem ready to accept a Fandango ticket code than a Passbook code at this point, but we will see how this develops over the next few months.

The app update also fixes some bugs that have crept into the app, and now also allows movie goers with a reward cards from theaters to save their numbers through the Fandango app.

Spotify also updated its own universal iOS app. Spotify's update now makes the app ready to support the newest version of the iPhone (5) and the new iPod touch with their 4-inch displays.

Facebook updated its universal iOS app yesterday and the early word was that users should avoid this update. The late word is no different.

With almost 3,000 reviews now in on the app, over 1,800 are one-star due to changes introduced with the update.

Look for another update from Facebook very soon.