Movieguide: Family Guide to Movies
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
For over 30 years, Movieguide® has been helping families navigate the mass media of entertainment and the culture with thorough reviews, helpful and inspiring articles and practical wisdom on how to raise a family in the 21st century.
This app is a must for every parent, grandparent or media wise consumer.
Movieguide App Features
• Mobile access to current movie reviews!
• View movie reviews for movies in theater and new on DVD!
• Quickly browse summary and movie details.
• Review overall movie content and detailed ratings in four categories (language, violence, nudity, sex)
• Read the detailed plot review
What's New in Version 4.2.0
Fix instances where scrolling didn't work
Fix search button
Love the content, but this app violates Apple developer guidelines
Love the Movieguide content, but it sadly violates Apple App Store developer guidelines. It is a repackaged version of the website and contains little to no app features, no native user interface (as it used to), and is simply not a useful app like it used to be. It's as if nobody at Movieguide actually uses the app on a daily basis to search for movies, navigate content, get alerts about the latest reviews. There isn't any watchlist functionality. The navigation is broken and you can't get back to the main home screen after looking at a review.
From section 4.2 of the developer guidelines:
"Your app should include features, content, and UI that elevate it beyond a repackaged website. If your app is not particularly useful, unique, or “app-like,” it doesn’t belong on the App Store."
Please devote more resources toward making a real native Movieguide app.
It's their website wrapped poorly in an app. Come on, don't be lazy. If you're going to build an app, build a good one. This is simply a "look, me too" presence in the App Store. Unfortunately, the producers of this content are missing out on many integrations into iOS that would have significantly enhanced the application and its presence in the iOS ecosystem.
Don't waste your time and money!
Nothing useful on this app absolutely a poor copy of their website.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Jan 04, 2017
- Version: 4.2.0
- Size: 11.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Good News Communications Inc
- © 2016 Movieguide®
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.