|Available In: App Store||Price: $1.99|
OneTap Movies is an application that allows you to look up theaters in your area, view the movies that are available in those theaters, watch a movie trailers, get a descriptions of movies and a lot more. OneTap Movies is the upgraded version of the free app, Showtimes. When you open OneTap Movies you will get a pop-up asking if OneTapp can use your current locations. Once the application has finished finding your current location, you will get a list of theaters that are near you…starting with the theater closest to you. You are able to see the Name of the theater, it’s address, how far it is from your current location and the ability to map the theater (this will map directions to the theater from your current location using Google Maps). When you select a theater, it will drop down a list of all the movies that are playing in that theater…just tap the theater again to shrink the list.
In the list of movies, you are able to see the title of the movie, it’s rating out of five stars, what the movie is rated, the length of the movie, the times it is showing in that theater and a quick link to play the trailer (the play icon on the image). If you select a movie you will get even more information about the movie including; the movie title, a short description of the movie, what the movie is rated, the option to play a trailer, the date it was released, the length of the movie, the genre, the cast of the movie and a longer description of the movie. If you select the play button to watch the trailer, it will open the movie in a video player screen. To get back to the application you can select the Done option in the upper left corner of the screen while the movie is playing.
Back on the list of theaters, you can also change the day in which you are searching for movie times. The application defaults to Today but, you can change it using the arrows next to Today on the upper menu bar. You are able to search out as far as a week from today. If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the theaters list there is an i icon. When selected you are given basic information about the application and the option to view the application’s website (which basically is the same information that is in the application).
There is also a lower menu bar with the options; Theaters, Popular, Rating, Newest and Location. OneTap Movies defaults to the Theaters search however, you can change the search to be based on the movie’s popularity, the movie’s rating (out of five stars) and based on when the movie was released. You get all the same information about the movie, just a different search format. The Location option allows you to change the location you would like the search based on. You are given the ability to enter a zip code, set a location as the default location and change the default location.
Personally, this is my choice of application for searching theaters and movies. It has a great user interface, it gives me all the information I want in one place and it is only $1.99. However, there are other great alternatives that are Free (Showtimes, BoxOffice and Movies.app).