iCollect Movies announced by Hooked In Motion

Hooked In Motion has teamed up with Occipital, the creators of Red Laser, the #1 selling app on the iPhone/iPod App Store, to release iCollect Movies, available starting today. Utilizing UPC barcode scanning technology from Occipital, iCollect Movies allows home movie watchers to scan in their movies using the barcode on the back of the case and obtain detailed information about each movie. iCollect Movies also features a detailed search feature, as well as wishlist and preorder features.

iCollect Movies, an iPhone/iPod application, supports barcodes worldwide from formats like Blu-ray, DVD, HD DVD, UMD, VHS, Betamax, and Laserdisc. Simply by scanning in a movie they own or a movie at a store, users can see details like never before. Each movie record contains more information than IMDB, and includes details such as regions, subtitles, aspect ratios, and pictures of the actual case that the UPC barcode belongs to. With the simple touch of a button, users can add the movie to their collection and manage it from within the app.

The application features a number of unique features beyond just barcode scanning. Using the wishlist and preorder features, users can keep track of which movies to buy in the future quickly and easily. They’ll also be able to easily switch between DVDs and Blu-rays on their main catalog screen. Searching is in depth and allows users to see all movies that they own starring a specific actor, or all movies under 90 minutes, for example.

Feature Highlights:
Scan in your movies via UPC using the built-in camera
If you don’t have a camera (iPod), manually type in the UPC
Spiders Google and our own servers for a cover and information about a title
If no information is present, take your own picture and type in the details and add it to our server for others to use
Want to see if new information about a movie has been added to our database? Hit the "Check for new info" button at any time to automatically update your collection
Add it to your library. Sort by Blu-ray or DVD right from the main screen
Tab badges allow you to quickly see how many movies you own
Sift quickly through your catalog using the index
Add a movie to a wishlist if you know you want to buy it in the future
Email out your wishlists to family and friends for holidays and birthdays
Already ordered a movie but don’t have it yet? Add it as a preorder. Add the release date as well
Incredible search capabilities. Browse through your library in a whole new way. Want to see all movies you have that star Steve Martin? Easy. Want to see all of your Japanese movies only? Easy.
Video tutorial for help.

"iCollect Movies is definitely a movie buff’s dream come true." said Ethan C. Allen, Hooked In Motion’s founder and CEO. "The ability to pick up your device, sift through your movies, and find the exact one to watch right from the couch without having to sift through your DVD’s or Blu-rays is great. But the real benefit is how easy it is to scan in your movies into your iPhone or iPod in the first place. Never before have you been able to keep track of a collection of items quite like this. And the kicker? It’s just a beautiful app that’s easy and fun to use."

Device Requirements:

  • iPhone or iPod touch 3.1 or later

Pricing and Availability:
iCollect Movies 1.0 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Reference category.


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