By NBCUniversal Media, LLC
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Access the latest sci-fi entertainment news anytime, anywhere. Blastr is the all-in-one source for breaking information from the world of science fiction TV, movies, games, comics and more. The Blastr app connects you with Blastr's arsenal of photos, trailers, interviews and stories, allowing you to share, discuss and even save them for offline viewing.
Note: Video is currently only viewable in the United States.
What's New in Version 4.0.4
- Bug fixes
- Contact email added. Send Blastr your feedback in app.
Finally, a solid revision
Several years back, this was a great app, but technical issues have plagued the app for years. The last two revisions have made significant improvements in stability. (I guess NBC finally got its crap together, because even the Blastr staff take a few nasty shots at them, once in a while). Also, no amount of programming will change a couple of their writers' habit of trying to hype some tiny rumor about an in-the-works project into a controversy (or discussion--yeah, fix the login issues, if you want a discussion!).
The new app is stable, displays images and captions correctly, looks more like the website, has a nice design, and is once more an app I enjoy opening once or twice a day for a little sf news. There are still some problems: FB login problems, difficulty posting comments, and videos often aren't visible (though you can USUALLY follow a link to get to them-that's just annoying, these days. Embedded videos have been around for a decade or more, right?). However, this is still better than previous versions. I just worry that it's too little, too late for a lot of sf fans.
They just stopped caring.
Seriously, this app is not being managed. I used to love getting the articles of the latest Sci-fi news. Now they only report on rumor and gossip. The reporting is very juvenile and often late. By the time they write a piece on something pretty much everyone else heard it already so, it's not the latest it's just late. Also you can tell that Blastr doesn't work on the weekend but they never have new articles. Poorly managed, commenting is difficult and they don't respond to complaints. So for the latest news on Sci-fi better head to Twitter or FB.
Incapable of remembering article
I like the news even if it is a little dated. However, why this app can't remember what story you're reading is maddening. I frequently start a story and get interrupted by kids or work. When I go back to the app it defaults back to the first story and loses my story. Why this isn't fixed I don't understand.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Aug 20, 2014
- Version: 4.0.4
- Size: 32.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: NBCUniversal Media, LLC
- © 2013 NBCUniversal
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.