Flixster update delivers live tile support

Speaking of live tiles and push notifications, looks like Flixster finally figured how to get theirs to work as they flipped the switch on their servers. Flixster, the movie info application that shows local showtimes, trailers and reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, came out with their update (version 1.3) that has live tile functionality and bugfixes, though it took them 3 days to turn it on.

As you can see, the tile is quite nice though nothing radical. All it shows is "...the latest weekly box office hit right on your Start screen". Sure, it's not the most crazy thing out there but we're very glad to see developers offering live tile support and we kind of dig Flixster's take on it. Of course, it's optional and can be disabled in Settings.

Update: Reader jconroe contacted Flixster and they noted that they push the update out once a week. Since the #1 movie is figured out on the weekend, it makes sense that we received the update on Monday, which is probably when most readers will see theirs change--at least that's our guess.

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  • I have never really used Flixster before, i'm use IMDb and Fandango instead, i guess, but the Live Tile support had me interested. So I donwloaded the app, but the live tile setting is not working for me, it is enable but the tile stays the same.
  • The live tile isn't working for me either. Same as ^.
  • I'm not sure what the update interval is---maybe be something like once every 24hrs. Like I mentioned, it took 3 days before mine turned on, though I attributed that to their servers (no one had it working this weekend).
  • Not working here either. I have uninstalled app and reinstalled it but not working (Live Tile).
  • I'm gonna give it more time. Wish there was a way to update the intervals.
  • I sent an email to Flixster via the "feedback" button regarding live tiles, and their support said "The live tile will get updated on a weekly schedule and might not happen immediately."
  • Cool. Makes sense. They won't know the #1 movie till Monday morning, so they push out the update sometime that day--that's when it worked for me. So I bet the rest of you have to wait till then :-/