We NEED a ComicBookMovie.com App

Someone out there hear our cries! We NEED an app for ComicBookMovie.com!

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By Woodinator - 9/14/2011
In today's market of smart phone users, having an app for your social networking site is a MUST!



Now I know that to classify CBM.com strictly as a "Social networking" site does it great injustice! There are so many layers to this site. You could classify it as a "News" site, "Fan" site, or even (to some extent) a "Gossip" page. However when you look at the level of interaction between contributors, editors and visitors combined with features such as the chat section, the Social Networking implications of this site are undeniable.

With that being said... I find it hard to enjoy CBM on the go. Which, let's face it; that is where a large number of us do our social networking.

It wouldn't need to have all the elements of our beloved ComicBookMovie.com, just a simplified way to keep up with articles, comments, etc...

I took the time to make this quick rendition of what I'm looking for in a CBM.com app.



Obviously I used the FaceBook app as a template because Facebook got it right with their app... keep it simple!

The Opening Page
The opening page as seen on the right)would have our rotating headlines (I used "Can You... Beat Galactus?" in the mock up)as well as a list of top articles that when opened would be in a large text small margin easy to read format.

There would be a place to log in (as with the Facebook app) you would only need to log in once and then it would remember the phone and logging in would no longer be needed.

The "9 square" button at the top would take you to...

Layout Page
The Layout page would have a "button" for each of our categories.

The button on the top left would take you to a mobile version of your "Member's Page"

The "Alert bar" at the bottom would take you to a list of articles that you've commented on or a list of contributed articles (based on your most recent activity).


Well, it may be a pipedream but it's my pipedream.

Am I alone here? Is there anyone else out there that has been waiting for this to become a reality?

Let me know below!

Till next time, Woodinator
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BooYah - 9/14/2011, 5:11 PM
Yes we definately need this but how about chat? Would that be on the app?
Woodinator - 9/14/2011, 5:16 PM
Thanks guys!

@Booyah - Yeah! I think that would be an easy add on. I just want to keep it simple... like I don't want the ability to write or post articles from an iPhone. I think that would diminish the quality of articles on the site. Too many people would post articles like they were facebook status updates.
BlueMex - 9/14/2011, 5:27 PM
hey lets not leave out others phone users like Windows7 , androids and blackberries., not just Iphones. but this is a Great Idea !!!!!
gamecreatorjj - 9/14/2011, 5:50 PM
@bluemex, considering the fact that it takes differant coding for each device, they would have to be done one at a time, and it would take a long time if all were released at once, im sure some sort of app for other devices would be incorporated but the creator of said app would have to choose the main priority for app by looking at the largest audience, not so much only on this site but everywhere else too, so in conclusion, given the fact that the iphone/ipad is the most popular, at this time, if said app were to be made, it would probably be made for apple users first, then move onto transferring it to other devices, but i agree, only on ipod, iphone, ipad wouldnt be completly fair, and also YES i would love a CBM app, i always have trouble checking updates on safari on my phone, at school, this would help alot
Urban8er - 9/14/2011, 6:09 PM
I normally use The site on my iPod so I have it bookmarked, but yeah I totally agree with you that an app would be incredible. I'd definitely get it. :D
Ashdm - 9/14/2011, 6:46 PM
I do the same as @Urban8er, but I gotta say I'd love an app!! That would be excellent
Supes17 - 9/14/2011, 7:06 PM
THIS LOOKS GAY AS [frick]!
Just kidding bro:)
This is a Great idea @Woodinator, I love the design!
It would make it A LOT easier for us to chat!
Supes17 - 9/14/2011, 7:08 PM
I agree on the whole not writing articles from the iPhone thing you said.
Sometimes I look back at the comments I post and when I see the spelling errors I'm like O_o lol
Nice and simple is the way to go.
Kinda like the facebook app for the iPhone
95 - 9/14/2011, 8:24 PM
YES.
95 - 9/14/2011, 8:24 PM
I mean, WIN.
THABATMAN - 9/14/2011, 9:00 PM
Agreed. I've been wanting one ever since I got mine
THABATMAN - 9/14/2011, 9:00 PM
well my Android phone
ROMACK - 9/15/2011, 4:34 AM
See...now why isn't this on main?
djohnpi - 9/15/2011, 6:45 AM
Yea we do.
MovieMaster - 9/15/2011, 8:05 AM
ive sent the link to josh on twitter and he'll (hopefully) tell me if this is main worthy. great idea by the way, but also agree with Bluemex cos im getting a blackberry and i need a CBM app for that!
nailbiter111 - 9/15/2011, 8:08 AM
thumbs up
nuck82 - 9/15/2011, 8:53 AM
love the idea!!! would make it so faster and easier.
but yes there does need to be a chat app also seance im a chat whore, its really hard to chat on the phone and you cant scroll up in the chat on the phones and your ipads,
Choppaholic26 - 9/15/2011, 9:12 AM
@gamecreatorjj

Androids OS currently has the biggest slice on the market. So it wouldn't make sense to go that route.
MovieMaster - 9/15/2011, 12:41 PM
damn none of them replied. dirty [frick]ers lol
Woodinator - 9/15/2011, 1:10 PM
I don't think I've ever seen this much positivity from an article on this site. Well... Not from any of mine anyway. Lol
kriswone - 9/15/2011, 1:25 PM
can it be for Android and Blackberry too?
gamecreatorjj - 9/15/2011, 1:38 PM
@choppaholic but the iphone five is being released next month, we shall see then
Gyasiman - 9/15/2011, 3:51 PM
Great Idea!
Woodinator - 9/15/2011, 6:46 PM
@Armageddon26 - NICE CATCH... The middle "button" is now for Chat
ThreeBigTacos - 9/15/2011, 9:00 PM
I'll support this like crazy! If anyone likes Reddit, check out the 'Reddit Is Fun' app, which is something the CBM.com app could benefit it's functionality from! Even if it's $4.99 I'd support and buy it.

I like the facebook layout, though I think that the front page app (to avoid clutter from text) should only have the written teaser, plus the 'top image' (i.e. Galactus in your picture)
blvdnoise - 9/16/2011, 4:52 AM
ARTICLE: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/comic_news/news/?a=41284



I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FOR OVER A YEAR NOW!! I actually posted a similar article months ago. check it out..

blvdnoise - 9/16/2011, 5:05 AM
When I posted this article I never received ONE negative reply.. Even from the trolliest of trolls. lol I even spoke with a few editors off site and was somewhat led to believe that this WILL in fact be coming in our near CBM future. It just makes too much sense..

@Nailbiter, Read MY article and make a poll!!! (you'll see what I mean) I promise you it'll make the main feed if you do..
Woodinator - 9/16/2011, 6:01 AM
@BLVDnoise, I knew someone out there had to have had the same thought! Nice article BTW.
blvdnoise - 9/16/2011, 6:17 AM
Thank you sir.. I'm actually kind of bitter my article didn't receive as much attention this one did! lol I just wrote to CBM (AGAIN) about getting a poll up on the matter. Numbers don't lie! There's NO REASON this shouldn't happen.

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