Oscar app at iTunes

Posted by · 11:03 am · February 10th, 2010

Academy Awards HeroYou guessed it: There’s an app for that.

Thanks to Film School Rejects for pointing us to a new app for iPhone and iPod touch, “Academy Awards Hero.”  For 99 cents you can do the following:

View all of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards® nominees and vote for your pick to win. Share your votes with your friends on Twitter and see who can pick the most winners. You can even view beautiful full screen trailers and film info for the 2010 nominees, all built right into the app.

Also deepen your movie knowledge with the app’s database of past winners and nominees from the inaugural year in 1927 up to today. You can view all nominees and winners by year and category. With a beautiful interface and lots of great movie info, this app is a must have for any movie lover.

Although I imagine it’s only a matter of time before the Academy cracks down on the use of its likeness and namesake for the purposes of profit.  After all, we were a casualty once upon a time.

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  • 1 2-10-2010 at 11:06 am

    m1 said...

    WHY do they only make these apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch?

  • 2 2-10-2010 at 12:00 pm

    Speaking English said...

    I concur. I just can’t afford those insanely expensive playthings, however “cool” they are.

  • 3 2-10-2010 at 12:58 pm

    Maxim said...

    why do they ONLY make these apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch, you ask?

    Because no one on any other platform would pay money for this shit. I seriously pity any idiot who would shell out for the ability to “vote” in yet another oscar poll, or access info that is one click away on their own IPhones.

    Granted, facebook has a load of crap but they are FREE.

    This, incidentially is the real reason why Apple hates Flash.

  • 4 2-10-2010 at 1:45 pm

    aspect ratio said...

    Vanity Fair launched a similar Oscar voting app just a few days ago, and it’s free.


    I love my iPhone and the ability to have all kinds of apps and games at my fingertips but I would certainly agree that it’s ridiculous of anyone to charge money for something like this, and a lot of stuff in the App Store is junk that no one should be paying for. But that can’t really be blamed on Apple, it’s better to have a freer market than one restricted based on what Apple may or may not find stupid or pointless.

  • 5 2-10-2010 at 4:19 pm

    Maxim said...

    Aspect Ratio, I certainly agree that Apple shouldn’t filter out applications based on their perceived notions of quality though I would argue that in certain cases they really could estabslish certain criterias to keep the level higher.

    I do, however, think that it is justifiable to blame Apple for doing the exact opposite of keeping the market “freer” (in both senses of the word) by resricting the use of Flash and other similar technologies.

  • 6 2-10-2010 at 6:27 pm

    aspect ratio said...

    Flash is terrible though. I’m glad that it’s nowhere near my iPhone because I don’t want my phone to crash every other time I go look at a web page. Just think about what Flash is used for on the web. Annoying banners. Flash ad popups, telling you to go to this poker site or whatever. It’s hardly used for anything good, and flash games on an iPhone would probably melt it because it’s such a resource hog, and they wouldn’t be any better than the native iPhone games.

    Yes, it’s also video, that’s the major, major thing. But try watching an HD video in flash, and your computer goes nuts. At least my laptop does, and I know I’m far from the only one. I can’t even imagine what it’d do to an iPhone, and I’m glad I’ll hopefully never have to find out.

  • 7 2-10-2010 at 7:55 pm

    Maxim said...

    Aspect ratio, with all due respect, your view of what Flash is and what it is used for is severly limited. I have worked with it and while I can point out a lot of things I dislike about it, it used increasingly to power entire commercial websites (check out Adobe Flex). Also, it isn’t nearly as buggy as you make it sound, especially if it’s used right.

    And I bet your beef with banner ads has more to do with their content than with how they are made.

    In any case, that’s not why Apple won’t allow it.