UPDATE May 1, 2013
I really like this app and it still offers more than most. In mid March, the app was not linking to movie times or offering movie trailers in either its native PlayBook version or the side-loaded android port on my OS 10. They must have ponied up some $$$, as it all works really well now!
I downloaded “POYNT” on my BlackBery PlayBook. I wanted it on my OS 10 device, so I side-loaded the android version onto it which I got from the Goodreader site. I like being able to search for cheap gas and coupon offers in my location. All worked fine on the PlayBook. When playing with the android app on the OS 10 device, I could not get movie schedule/time information always getting an error of the form:
“Movie Data is available from Thu Feb 28, 2013 – Mar 7, 2013. Please, set your search date to a date that is in range and try again.”
When I set today or a future date, I still get the same error. I checked the app on my PlayBook, and I see the same response. I know Poynt filed for bankruptcy, is this the reason why all of a sudden I cannot get the local movie times on either the native or android app? Is anyone else seeing this error? Please, tell us about your experience with Poynt.
The details on side-loading the app can be found on a prior post:
Here is the developer’s description of Poynt for the BlackBerry PlayBook:
“Dinner? Movies? Friends? Shopping? Get Poynt and get there. Poynt is an award-winning local search app that lets you find and connect with businesses, movies, restaurants, people, offers and events near you whenever and wherever you need them. Poynt allows you to interact with your search through placing calls to businesses, mapping directions, viewing showtimes and movie trailers or reserving a table at a local restaurant. Pair your PlayBook tablet with your BlackBerry smartphone to enable pushing calls, contacts and directions from your tablet to your smartphone • Movies – search by theater, movie, top 10 or genre; add theaters to favorites; sort by name or rating; view trailers; view Rotten Tomatoes rankings; add to calendar; send details to contacts; buy movie tickets • Restaurants – Search by name, cuisine type or nearby; click-to-call; get directions; view website; view hours and prices; reserve a table; view menus*; order food online*; view available offers* (*US only) • Gas Prices (US, UK, CAN Only) – view best prices by grade or stations nearby; click-to-call; get directions; view station amenities; send details to contacts • Events – search by category, venue, performer, event or nearby; get directions; send details to contacts; add events to calendar • People – lookup by name or reverse lookup by phone number or address; click-to-call; get directions; send details to contacts • Businesses – search by name; get directions; click to call; add details to contacts • Offers (US ONLY)- Find Offers nearby or by keyword Poynt is free and available in India, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain, Australia and Germany What’s New: – WhatGas (UK): timestamp on updated prices now represented by elapsed time instead of date. – Table booking functionality for France and Spain – Gas prices now available in Canada – Offers integrated into Restaurant Section – Online Menus and food ordering – US only Happy Poynting!”
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