Whew! Another week, another free update for Kinoma Play customers. How do we do it? Magical elves. It turns out Kinoma Play is what they do when they’re not making Christmas!
The easiest way to find the best local businesses — everything from restaurants to dentists to mechanics and lots more — is now built right into Kinoma Play.
Fun fact: Yelp is Kinoma Play’s first location-aware app! If your phone supports GPS, just choose Nearby to find everything near you, or check “Use GPS Location” when you Search. In another first, Yelp is the first Kinoma Play app to feature tap-to-dial. Once you find the business you can call it, map it and even share it via SMS and email.
A full feature focus article on Yelp is coming soon. Until then, don’t let that stop you from diving in and enjoying Yelp today.
Recently we introduced a great feed reader app called News to Kinoma Play. A great addition to be sure, but then we heard from Google Reader users who wanted to play, too.
Google Reader users, your wish is granted. Not only can you able to read your subscriptions (including Starred and Shared items), but the Search command uses Google Blog Search to let you search the content of all blogs (vs. just blogs you’ve subscribed to)!
Following in Google’s footsteps, we’ve labelled this first release a “beta” so that we can get it to you ASAP. If you use Google Reader with Kinoma Play, please let us know what you think.
The new Flights app lets you search for flights and review U.S. airport delays. It couldn’t be simpler:
Once you find your flight, you can see its departure and arrival information. Then with a touch, you can share that via SMS and/or email, or choose Track Flight to add it to the main Flights screen.
What do you think?
We’re super-excited to bring you Kinoma Play’s first location-based app, and new features like touch-to-call. Enjoy!