Although AOL still gets jeers from those who think of the early internet days, the fact of the matter is they’re a huge media conglomerate who owns Moviefone, Huffington Post, Engadget, TechCrunch and more.
The other fact is this: AOL Entrance the app is pretty damn awesome. No joke. It’s powerful with some of those above services (especially good since the Huffington Post app is MIA), has music streaming built in (including Shoutcast support) and probably the killer feature: augmented reality for finding movies around you.
The AR movie finder just received a minor overhaul with the current 188.8.131.52 that just went live in the Nokia Collection. It now has a little banner on top that allows you dynamically choose the range and you can also glance by movies or movie theaters. You basically just hold up the phone, pan and scan around and you can see movie posters floating in their respective direction. Cool stuff.
In addition, the app also now has ‘article slideshow improvements’, which aren’t that exciting but do improve the user experience.
With the wide breadth of media news found within the app and the ability to “pin everything”, we really like AOL Entrance. If you have a Nokia Lumia, you should really give it a go.