Official IMDb app got updated--here's what changed

Last week there was an update to the popular IMDb app for Windows Phone. We noticed that it seemed to perform quite a bit better and we got curious as to what was different. We reached out to the developers, IdentityMine (see interview) and here's what we learned is new or improved:

  • Surprise Me! - using the accelerometer, shake the device to randomly discover a movie or celebrity
  • German Language support
  • News Update Improvements: Previous version of the application had caching issues, which prevented the application from automatically clearing data.
  • Users can now see updated news in the app
  • Movies link to for easy purchase
  • More movie trailers have been added
  • Several performance enhancements to make it easier to quickly explore the application and discover content

Not bad and it significantly improves the experience on this core app for Windows Phone. Download the app here, if you don't already have it.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Is there a specific way we're supposed to shake the phone for this thing to work? I can wave it all over the place and it still only seems to shuffle at random.
  • Click "surprise me" on menu, then shake (or press "shake" button), and a random celeb or movie pops up. Would be more useful if you could shake anywhere in the app like the Facebook app, which refreshes data on shake. Otherwise, shaking is just an extra step beyond selecting the menu item.
  • it doesn't say "surprise me" though. it says "suprise me". loli cringe every time i see blatant typos like this in applications.
  • Okay so let me get this straight, it didn't get updated again, this post is just a changelog for the update that happened last week right?
  • Correct.