Hey folks, Harry here... We've been talking about this app going live since about March of this year. Well, the App Developer, an awesome chap named Mike Muegel - who is one of you. A reader of AICN, that gets frustrated by the stone-age technological limitations of AICN. But rather than dedicate his life to bitchin' about it, he decided to build an APP. The one that leapt to his mind, independently of talking to us, was a DVD PICKS & PEEKS app. He loves my DVD column and he wished that there was a way to organize all those write-ups and let them be searchable on a per Title basis.
In secret, he slaved away at his work station, pursuing his dream of making my DVD column more than what it is essentially, which is a once a week (hopefully) endeavour. Once he had a pretty complete but barebones version, he reached out to me.
NOW - ever since I've had an iPad, I've wanted an APP, and I had told Roro & Moises that it had to be a DVD PICKS & PEEKS app - because that's what I've gotten so much feedback on. I really can't tell you how many folks have approached me wanting this app. Along with a larger APP that incorporates everything about the site. That will happen, but the cost of doing it is outside of our means - this APP's success will help AICN to upgrade technologically (we're almost out of a situation that could be compared to the La Brea Tar Pit).
The Money raised by the sales of this APP go directly into AICN's Coffers and to Mike Muegel - a fan that dreamt of this app and built it, worked with us, worked with our Beta Testers and in my book... he's a real AICN champion!!!
NOW - from this point till Monday, the app will be priced at a special start up sale of $1.99. Tuesday, it'll be $2.99. I totally understand if you hold off till Tuesday because you want to give back to AICN a bit more, but for those of you can't imagine spending an extra dollar on us, well, that's what this Sale is for! :)
Here's where you can get the app: PICKSandPEEKS.com
It explains all the features and how the app integrates with other apps you have.
ANDROID Users... I understand. You hate us. I'm kidding, you're hurt that you're not included. Well, we started with the i-Devices because I'm an Apple freak. However, my wife, YOKO, is an Android user and Mike is already at work developing the Android version of the APP. Again, it depends how sales go on this one.
The APP will be updated with all new DVD column content as they go live. And also, feel free to send back feedback because we really do want to make this app the best we can.
I just love that I can alphabetically browse all the DVD column write-ups, add stuff to my Netflix queue or just start watching it. And, the collection builder is fun too. Go check it out and reward Mike's hard work. Now, what's your dream for AICN and how are you willing to help achieve it?