11 January 2013 - 3:29pm | posted by | 1 comment

Oscars app launches for Android ahead of 85th Academy Awards in February

The iOS Oscars app proved popular last yearThe iOS Oscars app proved popular last year

An official Oscars app has been released on Android following the nominations announcement yesterday and ahead of the Academy Awards next month.

Application users will be able to gain access to the Academy Awards before, during and after the show. From today fans can go behind the scenes of the nominations show with Oscars host Seth MacFarlane, find out more about the nominees, and fill out their My Pick interactive ballot, which can also be shared via Facebook.

A Backstage Pass feature has been added to complement the live telecast on Oscar Sunday; fans will be given unprecedented access to the most memorable moments of the night including exclusive live cameras positioned on the Red Carpet and throughout the Dolby Theatre.

Speaking of the app, Karen Gilford, SVP of digital media for ABC Television Network, said: “Our goal is to create a really full, immersive experience leading up to, during and after the Oscars.

“With its availability on the Android platform we look forward to bringing even more people into the Oscar experience. We want this to be the next best thing to attending the show itself.”

Backstage cameras include a Thank You Cam where winners can personally thank their fans, Backstage Cam covering all the action behind-the-scenes and short interviews, Control Room Cam featuring the show’s director and production crew, and Press Room Cam which will show the world’s media interviewing the night’s winners.

As before the app is available for iOS as well.

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25 Jan 2013 - 03:18
marka10021's picture

Wanted to let you know of an update to our Oscars app, Awards Hero: Oscars Edition has just hit the App Store. The app has constantly received better feedback compared to the official app and has been featured in USA today, CNN Tech and NPR news. Check out what App Advice recently said about the app here:

http://appadvice.com/appnn/2013/01/vote-for-your-favorites-to-win-this-y...

Along with some user interface updates for the new year, we have also added a fun new feature: People's Choice. You can now get info on films released in 2012 and choose the 10 that you think should have been nominated for Best Picture. Every movie buff always has a list of favorites that get snubbed by the Academy, so let your voice be heard and vote for which film you think is Oscar-worthy this year. You can also see live stats to see which movies are getting the most votes.

Also with the app you can create your own Oscars Pools to vote on each category with your friends and family. Unlike the official app you can create different pools for as many sets of friends as you would like and the interface has a beautiful look to it.

I would love to have you check it out. It's a free app and you can download it here: http://bit.ly/aso0LT

If you have any questions just let me know.

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