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Flixster"Applications for Various Social Networking Sites"

Article Review   by:rizwantata     Original Author: Brush Read
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Flixster has developed applications for various social networking sites. These application have many of the same characteristics as the main Flixster site, such as ratings, reviews, and user-generated quizzes. The first of these applications was released in June 2007 on the Facebook platform. In Mar 2008 .         MySpace followed application, In the very few time Flixster make very good number of member .  
This made it the second most popular application on the MySpace platform. In addition to the Facebook and MySpace apps, Flixster has also developed applications for Bebo and Orkut .
Flixster is a very good social movie site allowing users to share movie ratings, discover new movies and meet others with similar movie taste. The site is based in San Francisco, CA and was founded by Joe Greenstein in 2007. Flixster has been the parent of website Rotten Tomatoes since Jan 2010.
In August 2008, Flixster released an iPhone application, which allows users to access movie showtimes, reviews, and trailers. An iGoogle gadgetwith similar functionality was released in October 2008. Flixster has also released apps for Android mobile phones, Palm Pre, and BlackBerry phones.
In August 2010, Flixster hit 20 million combined mobile application downloads and has ranked as the top movie app on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.
Between November 2006 and January 2007, the number of daily page views by Alexa Toolbar users rose from fewer than 20 million per day to around 50 million per day.Alexa no longer (June 2008) provides numbers of daily page views, but the number of page views as a percentage decreased by almost two thirds from mid-Dec 2007 to mid-June 2008.
Quantcast.com reports that the number of global daily page views for Flixster.com peaked at 8,331,961 on January 23, 2008 and dropped to 1,325,685 by July 5, 2008.
The quality of these daily page views seems to be dropping as well. In May 2008 the average number of page views per visit reported by Compete.com was 5.1 , down from over 16 page views per visit in May 2007. Average user stay per visit was down to 3 minutes 19 seconds in May 2008 compared to over eight minutes a year before.
Flixster's Facebook application, called "Movies", has consistently been one of the most popular apps on the site. Daily user totals peaked in December 2007, and while they consistently declined through summer 2008:
Published: September 28, 2010   
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