MacNUS App Reviews Series No. 1 – iGV

I will be starting a iPhone/iPod Touch app review series with this post. Thought of doing this since a very very long time ago, but never really managed to kick myself in the back enough for me to actually sit up and type something.

So there are way too many iPhone/iPod Touch app review sites out there. How will mine be different?

Simple. My reviews for apps will be short, and hopefully, straight to the point. They will also be mostly about local(Singapore-based) apps. If the app is good it’s good. If it sucks I will say so and not try to be “political” like other sites where they come up with a “pros” and “cons” thingy when it’s freaking obvious that the app sucks and has no “pros” at all.

So here goes.

FIrst app of the series is iGV. I’ve been keeping this on my iPhone for a very long time, and finally decided to delete it totally recently.

This app sucks big time. It might have gathered quite a bit of response and popularity at its launch for being one of the first apps to service the local cinema goers, but it’s far from being useful.

Bad Points?

1. The online ticket reservation feature doesn’t work the 10 times I’ve tried it. (crashes)

2. The app itself is slow, requires way too much ram to work. 8 out of 10 times I tried launching it it quits because there’s not enough ram.

This is nonsensical coming from an app that serves nothing much more than as a short movie review/cinema showtimes app.

Golden Village should either hire someone else, or stop bothering. FlickTouch Gold is a much better app for my local movie needs.

Verdict? Avoid crap.


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