GetGlue brings social networking for entertainment to the iPad

Marco Tabini
10 September, 2010
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Social media network GetGlue has released a new app that brings its service, dedicated to the world of entertainment, to the iPad.

GetGlue is a social network that allows users to “check in” as they watch a specific movie or TV show, read a book or attend an event and receive personalised recommendations based on their preferences, in addition to earning special rewards from several entertainment brands. Think of it as Foursquare for movie and TV buffs.

Although GetGlue has been available in the form of a free iPhone app for some time, the company has now released an app for the iPad that takes full advantage of Apple’s tablet device to provide users with access to the social network. Alex Iskold, GetGlue’s founder and CEO says the free iPad app incorporates overlays and pull-down menus for improved interaction with other GetGlue users.

As with the iPhone app, GetGlue for iPad users can check in to their favourite events and share their check-ins with friends through Twitter and Facebook. In addition, the app makes it possible to rate shows and events, and to track and earn rewards.

GetGlue offers digital and physical stickers to frequent users of its entertainment-based social network.

GetGlue rewards include digital and physical stickers representing assorted achievements by users of the GetGlue service. Iskold says the stickers appeal to users by putting a new twist on the idea of rewards. “Even bigger, is the fact that these rewards are for people’s favourites shows, movies, music, and books,” he told Macworld.

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