Mobile Rotten Tomatoes

I’m a huge fan of the site RottenTomatoes.com.  It looks at tons of movie reviews, decides if each review is positive or negative, and then shows a score for each movie from 1 to 100.  My favorite movies, Pulp Fiction and The Professional, score 96% and 73% respectively.

The problem is, I couldn’t find a mobile (iPhone) optimized version of the site.  Which is kind of frustrating when you’re away from a computer and trying to decide what movie to see.

So I built QuickRot.com.  It’s a slimmed-down version of RottenTomatoes that looks great on iPhone (and probably other mobile devices).  I hope the RottenTomatoes people are okay with this. I built it using their RSS feeds.  They can have the site for free if they want — I’m not trying to take away any business from them.

Hope you find it useful!

11 Responses to “Mobile Rotten Tomatoes”


  1. 1 Relvin Sanders October 7, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    This is great and all, but with the impending global collapse of the economy, would you bring back FuckedCompany?

    Even if you installed slashcode or some “web comment aggregator in a box” it would be better than nothing.

    Is there some sort of conflict within FC that prevents this from being done?

    Also, your BBS Documentary interview is still enjoyable to watch.

  2. 2 Ashok October 7, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Cool. Looks pretty useful.

    Any chance of adding search by film title? If it was at http://quickrot.com/search-term, all the better.

    Sorry if search is there & I’m too dopey to spot it.

  3. 3 Christian Ruzich December 2, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Very cool! Thanks for doing this. Do the RT RSS feeds include new video releases too? It would be great to have that as a dropdown option…

  4. 4 Steve January 14, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    this is great! thank you for making this.

    now my friends don’t have to wait 20 minutes for me to answer the question “is movie X any good?” when we’re at the theater picking a movie to watch (probably cuz the one we wanted to see is sold out).

  5. 5 Ed Grimly February 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    The iPhone app “Now Playing” displays Rotten Tomato ranking. It’s super useful and well designed.

  6. 6 Dre March 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    great application, thank you!

    a problem on a blackberry is that changing values in drop-down menus does not ‘force’ a refresh, and a manual refresh restores original menu selection.

    any chance you could add a ‘go’ button to force a refresh after selecting from drop-down boxes?

  7. 7 nicole August 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I love it. This looks great on my symbian phone. Thanks!

  8. 8 patrick November 28, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Here’s a mobile version of Rotten Tomatoes with search functionality. Feel free to use it.

    http://patrickshyu.com/rt.php

  9. 9 Mark February 16, 2010 at 7:57 am

    There is actually a Rottentomatoes mobile site. Its “rottentomatoes.mobi”, hope that helps.


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