Do you have an account with Netflix, Amazon On Demand, Hulu, iTunes, and HBO Go to view your favorite premium channels on your iPhone or iPad? You access the web or app to access Netflix to watch a TV show and then access HBO Go to watch Game of Thrones. It’s a pain to remember all those user accounts, passwords, and accessing individual app services to view your favorite shows. Who can keep track! Well, your life just got easier. Fanhattan may have solved our problem. Access all your video content in one location through Fanhattan. I’m already in love!
“The company launched its app for the iPad and iPhone in 2011, giving users the ability to search simultaneously through the libraries of a steadily expanding roster of sources of movies and TV shows. That’s far more convenient than browsing through Netflix, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon and the like sequentially, trying to figure out which one has which content, in what format and at what price.”
How Does Fanhattan Work?
Fanhattan has a cross-service search engine that can find and discover content from all your video services. It also has user reviews, friend recommendations, and a daily magazine. You can create a “Watch List” to track your favorite movies and shows – and the service will inform you when new videos on your Watch List become available.
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“The Fanhattan web experience will also add a new way of saving content for later“. According to Fanhattan CEO Gilles Bian Rosa, iOS users typically use Fanhattan to find content that they want to watch instantly. But web browsers (pun intended) sometimes are looking for stuff to watch later. As a result, Fanhattan provides users with the ability to Watch Now or — wait for it — Watch Later.
The “Watch Now” function shows users where they can instantly tune in to a piece of content. And you can probably figure out what “Watch Later” is for. If a title isn’t on any streaming services yet, or if it’s still in theaters, Fanhattan will let users add it to a Watch List and be notified when it becomes available. Users can even create, curate, and multiple lists for different genres of content, and share them with others.
“In addition to providing users with title, cast, and crew information, Fanhattan will also have entertainment news, celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes commentary, and reviews — giving users a more complete look into the content they’re interested in viewing. Users who are logged in through Facebook will also be able to share what they’re watching and see what their friends are viewing as well.” (techcrunch.com)
· Available on the web, iPhone, and iPad
Yesterday, I saw a poor guy typing on his iPhone get pummeled by a bicyclist in Union Square and I though to myself, “If only he had the Type N Walk app…” (well, at first I thought…. Daaaaaaang, he really should’ve been looking up! Then I thought about the app.) What is the Type N Walk app you ask?
Type n Walk is a new iPhone app that lets you see what’s in front of you while typing and walking.
How does it work?
Type n Walk displays a transparent viewport of what’s directly in front of you. This combined with your peripheral vision is just enough visual information to help you avoid obstacles — like walking face-first into a tree!
Despite the name, Type n Walk is useful while you’re sitting or standing too. Use it anytime you would like to keep an eye on your surroundings while you type.
What can you do with it?
Type n Walk was designed to work with your favorite apps – not try to replace them. Use it to compose your email, text message, status update, or tweet and paste it into your target app (or the browser) to send.
Some examples of use:
- Tweet – paste into your Twitter client of choice (or website) and send.
- Facebook status update – paste into the Facebook app (or website) and send.
- Texting (SMS) – paste into the native Messages app and send.
- Email – paste into the native Mail app (or web mail) and send.
In fact, Type n Walk works with any app that accepts copy and paste and any website that works correctly in Mobile Safari. And for $0.99 in iTunes (Android users there are some similar apps for download as well.) it’s a great app to buy for those moments where multitasking can become deadly. (I’m just sayin…and by the way, the guy was alright but he had the nerve to be mad afterwards! LOL)