Thursday, May 19, 2005

Internet Movie Database (IMDB.com) Google Maps hack

Okay, this is pretty cool. From the creator of the Gasbuddy hack comes a hack which matches you up with movies in your area using the popular Internet Movie Database. The interface is very similar to the fuel-finder hack - enter your city, and the approximate time you wish to go (today, tomorrow) and it will visually plot using your locations where there are movies playing. At this point it only contains listings for cities in the U.S. states of California, New York, Texas and Washington. Once you have found the movie you want to see, there is a link to purchase a ticket online, and of course the usual Google Maps stuff like directions. Very cool.

Will these tools continue to evolve? Will there be more? The 'hacker' claims to be only experimenting with the use of Ajax and says that the website is "solely for academic purpose only". I've invited his comment to this entry to see what the future plans will be.
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