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Earthcomber Brings GPS Enabled Movie Guide to Pocket PC and Palm Handhelds
Posted on 29-Jun-2006 22:06. | Tags Filed under: News.


Earthcomber Brings GPS Enabled Movie Guide to Pocket PC and Palm Handhelds
Mobile phones and PDAs can now spot theaters and showtimes by how close they are to the person scouting for a movie, thanks to the first GPS-enabled movie guide offered in the US.

"Movies on the Move" is a free download for Palm OS and Windows Mobile-powered handheld devices, available on Earthcomber, a website that provides mapping and local data as well as personal navigation software.

The detailed listings of movies, showtimes and theaters are now part of the local information that comes with maps for every region in the United States. The guide itself, which carries reviews, descriptions and images of the movies playing, is an additional download for high-capacity devices. It is also free.

Earthcomber’s show listings cover nearly 5,400 theaters and 30,000 screens across the USA.

Earthcomber’s software uses GPS (Global Positioning Service) if available on the phone or other device. If the phone or PDA doesn’t have a real GPS signal, Earthcomber still provides GPS-simulation by allowing a user to tap the screen to mark their current location. Then all of each user’s personal interests appear by proximity.

The "Movies on the Move" service is updated nightly and typically provides detailed information on approximately 400 movies per day, ranging from current box office hits to single screens showing obscure titles.

The guide itself requires 1.5MB to 3MB of storage space, and inludes movie synopses, actor and director credits and full reviews of popular titles, along with many photos.

The guide may be stored on a memory card for older devices, though it is not required – show times and theater listings are independently loaded into downloadable map and data sets from the Earthcomber website.


More information: http://www.earthcomber.com...

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