For those of you who don't know me I am a TV and GetGlue addict with a full DVR and hundreds of stickers to prove it. However, due to the hustle and bustle of daily life and my hectic work schedule I don't always have time to keep track of my favorite shows nor remember to set a timer for when they return. Did I mention I'm also behind in reading a couple of my entertainment magazines which provide behind the scenes information and any recent developments for my programs? To ensure this never happens again there is What's On? for BlackBerry 10.
If you are obsessed with this medium like I am it is the perfect companion to organize your viewing habits. We featured the handy application back in May, however, it has been completely rebuilt entirely from scratch using Cascades and is now Built for BlackBerry approved. As before, not only does it allow you to read the most recent television news and view the latest listings and schedules but offers the ability to quickly set reminders and save your favorite shows for future reference. For now, the application is available in limited countries: USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia.
- The latest TV related news from TV Rage.
- Add your favorite shows for quick and easy access.
- Mark episodes as "watched" and track your progress for each saved series.
- A 7-day TV schedule with the ability to set Calendar Reminders from the schedule.
- Saved shows are automatically highlighted in the schedule.
- Choose the country for your schedule. Currently supported: US, CA, UK, AU.
- Detailed series information with show and episode summary's and air dates.
- Search the TV database.
- Active frame scrolls through the latest TV news items.
- Various keyboard shortcuts for QWERTY users.
- NEW Reminders section with deep calendar integration so you can manage your reminders without leaving the app!
Overall, the updated experience and flow of the application is a huge improvement from the original. Everything you need to satisfy your addiction is available at your fingertips with the native flow and feel. Users can browse schedules, set favorite programs, view detailed show information and episode lists, and set reminders to alert you when they air. Keep in mind that only new episodes, not reruns, appear in the seven day schedule.
The developer is planning on incorporating additional features for future releases and strongly encourages your feedback which you can supply using the forums link below.
For only $2.99 those in the select regions shown above can get their fix without grabbing for their TV Guide (or equivalent) so no more panicking over missing an episode. I can't tell you how many times I've missed a program only to scramble to locate a repeat or an online showing. This time all I have to do is pick up my device and set a reminder that syncs with my calendar.