Fresh Android Apps for July 13: IMDb & Google Shopper updates, Zombieville USA

by Ian Black

Are you suffering through the heat wave baking the US? Take a little time out of mind to explore some great flicks (IMDb), do a little bargain hunting (Google Shopper), or engage in America’s new favorite pastime (Zombieville USA).

IMDb update (Free)

Let’s say it out loud – The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is the be all and end all of movie knowledge on the web. With its catalog of darn near every movie ever made, it’s the go-to site for film historians and movie buffs alike.

This update to their Android app delivers support for Honeycomb-based tablet devices and like everything else the company does, it's top notch, with full-screen layouts that take advantage of the additional touchscreen real estate. Other new features include Watchlists that let you track movies and TV shows that you like, enhanced show-time listings of current movies, and the ability to buy tickets directly through the app from MovieTickets.com.

Google Shopper update (Free)

Need more deals? In order to get in on the action of companies like Groupon, Google delivers this update to Google Shopper that, among other things, gives you access to Today’s Offer, a location-based bargain in select cities – including NYC, Portland and the SF Bay Area.

This update also brings a fresh user interface with a set of buttons along the bottom that highlight all the features of the shopping app. As before, in addition to shopping via location, you can also scan barcodes of products with your phone’s camera and have the app compare prices for that object in stores around you.

Zombieville USA ($1.99)

The appetite for zombie-related entertainment seems as insatiable as zombies themselves.

In this game, you select the character you want to assume – like a Ninja, a Clown, or The Survivor –  “He doesn’t have any special attributes but he is very popular with the ladies.” Then, join the hunt for the zombies that have overrun the Earth.

Arm yourself with over 18 different weapons, or for added impact, jump into any vehicle you wander across and run the zombies down. You can free other survivors hiding in homes and buildings but don’t forget to gather cash and ammunition or end up as just another meal for the undead.

Download the free Appolicious Android app