Nov 10 AT 11:45 PM Taylor Wimberly 6 Comments

Fandango Android application in the works

Clark recently launched Droid Week which highlights a new Android application every Monday. Part of the site allows anyone to sound off on an app by tweeting your thoughts. This weeks’ entry was Flixster and I tweeted that I wanted Fandango support to buy tickets on my phone. It appears I am little behind the times because Fandango already released their own iPhone application back in March 2009.

Someone at Fandango saw our tweet and responded with the following message.

Coming soon.

Coming soon.

This is the first I have seen of Fandango actually talking about an Android app. Several readers have asked me if one was coming and I hope this news encourages you.

Looking at the iPhone version, we expect the Android app will include the following features.

Browse movies

  • Find movies playing in your local theaters — search movies showing nearby, or view “Opening This Week” and “Top Box Office” lists
  • Discover movies ‘Coming Soon’— check out our “In the Spotlight” titles or view upcoming movie scheduled to play near you
  • Tap a movie poster to watch high-quality trailers
  • View the most accurate showtimes; read fan ratings and reviews, genres, synopses, run times and director and cast lists

Find theaters

  • Find theaters closest to you using phone’s core location feature
  • Add theaters to a “Favorites” list for faster searching
  • Discover theater amenities such as stadium seating and wheelchair accessibility
  • Connect with Google Maps to find driving directions

Purchase tickets in a flash

  • Purchase tickets seamlessly without leaving the app
  • Buy tickets for more movie screens — 16,000 and counting! — than on any other app
  • Sign into your Fandango account to purchase tickets with your credit card stored online
  • Or securely store credit card information to your device — it’s your choice!
  • View your purchase history to access ticket details

For a preview of what is to come, check out this video review of their iPhone app.

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  • Morten

    Was hoping for Grim Fandango. ^^

  • Merago

    This is great news. About time.

  • g1

    So this is pretty much flixster with the ability to purchase tickets?

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  • http://Website karen davis

    I used the Fandango app on my Droid X. I entered my CC info and hit send. Their app told me there was a “communication error, cannot complete order at this time”. I exited the app and tried again several times. I then used my laptop to order the tickets through the Fandango website. It worked the first time. When I went to the theater to pick up my tickets, 20 tickets printed. I only ordered 4! When I got home, I went to the Fandango website to contact them about their system mistakenly charging me so many times. The only way for me to contact them was a web-based email page. I sent them an email and included my phone number. No one has emailed me back, or called me. I discovered today thru my bank that they charged me 8 times.