Are you avid movie goer? How frequent do you watch movies in cinemas? In this age of internet era a lot of people are downloading movies from the internet and watch them in personal computer or transfer them to home TV for later watching. And most people will buy a DVD or two to watch it at home in their convenient time?

However sometimes you might want to go the cinema to watch a movie for the following reasons:-

1. It is a new release and is not available for download from internet or in DVD format.

2. You want to experience the special effects of the sound or 3D such as Avatar. and Toy Story 3.

3. You are dating someone and want to enjoy your company while watching a movie.

4. You are with friends or family members to watch a movie in environment of a cinema.

After you decide to watch a movie in a cinema, how do you know which movie is shown in which cinema and in what location? What about show times of different cinemas?

The solution: CineApps Malaysia

The application in question is called CineApps Malaysia which is available only for FREE download to iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 4.0 or above. [Sorry it is NOT available for other brands of mobile phones.]

Screenshots from iPhone:



You may notice from the screenshots that features are quite rich and useful for any movie goer. Other than information on show times of different cinemas in different locations (city/town including Sabah and Sarawak), you get to watch the trailers as well. If you are not sure of the location of the cinema, it is linked to the Google Maps for your location search.

My two cents

It is a tiny application for use ONLY with iPhone or iPod Touch. However, the application will be much more powerful if online booking could be done straight from the application. Once you have decided to watch a particular movie, either you purchase the tickets from the internet or make calls to the reservation hotline of the cinema in order to get your tickets. Hopefully the booking and purchasing of tickets could be integrated in future.

What if you do not have an iPhone or iPod Touch? Simple, go buy one now…

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2 Comments on How to get movie information in your mobile phone in Malaysia?

  1. AlexLeow says:

    You might want to consider using other apps like Big Cinemas and Maxis Movies. It allows me to book online and I prefer to use my credit card to purchase.

    Maxis uses MobileMoney but they charge extra for every transaction which I find is a “pain in the ass”. However that is only an option. You don’t have to use it.

    See screenshot: 071.png

  2. TehTarikKaki says:

    Hi Alex, that’s true. Thanks for your suggestions.

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