India's multiplex chains, Spice and SRS Cinemas launch Windows Phone apps

Spice and SRS Cinemas

Spice Cinemas and SRS Cinemas, two leading multiplex chains in India, have released their mobile ticketing apps for Windows Phone last month. The apps allow you to check show times, choose your seats, and buy tickets with several payment options. All handy features when you are on the run.

Both the apps are published by Bigtree Entertainment Private Limited, and is a clone of the BookMyShow app. BookMyShow, a product of the same company, is India’s largest entertainment ticketing service, and has had an app on Windows Phone since forever. Few months back too, a similar app was released for Fun Cinemas, another multiplex chain.

The two apps have identical design, user experience, and functionality as the BookMyShow app and differ only in the color scheme corresponding to the brand identity. Essentially it offers a subset of cinema choices (limited to Spice/Fun/SRS Cinemas) as against BookMyShow’s exhaustive options.

So, while I could already book tickets for a movie at Spice or SRS Cinemas through BookMyShow’s app, the individual apps allow you to book those tickets with similar functionality with no difference in user experience. Not sure if that’s something you’d want.

Essentially, it's a marketing exercise so that people who search for SRS Cinemas or Spice Cinemas in the Store will find a dedicated app versus the more robust BookMyShow. In other words, it's good for the ecosystem but not necessarily for the savvy consumer.

If you wish, you can download the Spice Cinemas app on your Windows Phone 8 device from the Windows Phone Store here or the SRS Cinemas app from here. However, I’d recommend you to stick to the BookMyShow app instead.

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India's multiplex chains, Spice and SRS Cinemas launch Windows Phone apps


Indian people love Lumia!  An Indian guy today told me he loves his 1020, and when I showed him my 1020 he was like, "you're my best friend!" lol

Yes! there are a lot of problems in India, but we Indians truly know how to enjoy our lives despite all the BS around us

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Despite all problems, its a whole different world here! Corruption can never be completely removed but I wish it gets eradicated some time after this election. Yes, child labor still exists in many slum areas and some posh areas.

On a random same subject note: VOX cinemas recently launched their ticketing/movie listing app for Lebanon on WP...it's kind of a big deal as they are the first here to do that. Barely any businesses here recognize or put effort into WP

There are 6 apps from Big Tree Entertainment. 2 which are not covered are Q Cinemas & Gopalan Cinemas. And these apps in the store from past 1-2 months.