GetGlue Launches - A Mobile Check-In Experience For Any Phone

by Laura on June 29, 2011 · Comments

Don’t have an iPhone, Android or a Blackberry?  That’s okay, because today we are launching - a new, app-like, mobile web site, a solution for those without the above mobile devices can now check-in with GetGlue and be just as cool.

Our goal for this launch is to enable more people to have a better check-in experience, regardless of what type of phone they are using. We want checking in to feel fun and exciting - and it is!  We decided to invest in a robust and fun mobile site based on the fact that about 10% of the current check-ins data comes from the existing mobile site.

The new and improved mobile site is built to be like the app, and the screen flows like you are using your iPhone instead of a mobile site. We have also invested in tailoring the experience to different platforms. Using the technique of progressive enhancement, modern browsers will be able to take advantage of HTML5 features that allow rich interaction within the mobile site. The jQuery-PJAX library allows for partial-page reloading which translates to quick response times for the user. For less powerful phones, the mobile site degrades gracefully and is still feature-complete.

With the new and improved mobile version users can have the same great experience with the same functions and features including:

  • Check-in to tv shows, movies, music, games, and books
  • Share check-ins with your Twitter and Facebook friends
  • See what your friends are currently watching, reading or listening to
  • Earn leaderboard points and get stickers from GetGlue and major brands
  • Rate lists of popular shows, movies, music and books
  • Get suggestions for weekly new releases and old favorites picked just for you
  • Take your favorite entertainment and suggestions with you everywhere



Do you love GetGlue? Here is your challenge. Find friends who don’t have iPhone or Android and tell them about the new awesome web site we launched. Just because they don’t have these devices does not mean they can’t enjoy the app-like check-in experience. Send links to to your friends!

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