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Redbox launches iPhone app

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Nov 2009 12:29 User comments (3)

Redbox launches iPhone app Redbox has launched an App Store application this week, alongside another app that will publish codes for people to receive free DVD rentals, usually on Mondays.
The main app will help users find the nearest kiosk to their location as well as reserve titles before they get there.

Redbox says the app should help them jump on the explosive growth of the US smartphone market, in which spending on applications is expected to jump to $4.2 billion in 2013, a ten-fold increase from 2009.

There was a similar Redbox app posted 8 months ago by a third-party however Redbox had Apple take it down so they could release their own. The rental coupon code app will cost $0.99.

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3 user comments

126.11.2009 3:47

"There was a similar Redbox app posted 8 months ago by a third-party however Redbox had Apple take it down so they could release their own. The rental coupon code app will cost $0.99."

Wow, realy? I know apple blocks a lot of good apps because they are too usefull or because people want them, or because of the results of a coin flip...but to remove a 8-month-old app that was breaking no rules just because an alternative became available? That's BS.

226.11.2009 10:18

You are shocked at Apple's move? Of course they would not let the two apps duke it out for popularity. That is not the Job's way.

328.11.2009 11:10

The 99 cent app is not Redbox's app. It belongs to the third-party that was supposedly taken down 8 months ago.

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