The guys at GetGlue have updated their mobile check-in app for just about everything with a handful of usability improvements. Now check-ins will display specials if they’re available (pretty sure True Blood is the only one right now), tidied-up pages for check-in subjects, a dedicated tab to see all of the stickers you’ve earned, and the ability to do searches for stuff when rating. Both Android and iPhone apps also play nice in landscape mode. Finally, the iPhone version is now clever enough to tell what you’re listening to on iTunes and immediately pull up the band or album in GetGlue for quick and easy check-ins.
I’m kind of surprised that GetGlue hasn’t plugged in with Foursquare yet. None of the check-ins include any kind of location data, and my impression is that isn’t a direction GetGlue wants to go in. Still, anyone who’s the type to use mobile check-in apps will likely already be on Foursquare, and if they can do GetGlue at the same time, they’re pretty likely to. Jussayin’.
I’m all for TV shows, but it seems like the vast majority of the new stickers they’ve been releasing are as a result of their TV network partnerships. C’mon, let’s see some video game rewards – us gamers already have a lust for shallow achievement-style stickers. And why aren’t gadgets included in the mobile app? You can check-in to and like all sorts of gadgets on GetGlue’s site, but aside from the roundabout access through the Topics category, there’s no access to electronics check-ins on either the BlackBerry-friendly mobile site or the iPhone app. Humbug!
Anyway, GetGlue also has new custom stickers if you check in when watching Glee or Fringe. If you’re into those shows, definitely hit up the download links below so you can share with your friends on Twitter and Facebook when you’re watching.
P.S.: BlackBerry version? C’maaaaan.