It’s Showtime for Fandango on the iPad

The folks at Fandango are bringing their annoying puppets to an entirely new mobile platform.

In truth, Fandango is expanding a whole lot more than just its mascots.

This week, the hugely popular mobile moviegoing application has arrived for the iPad. Available now for download in the Apple App Store, the new app brings Fandango fans “the compelling moviegoing content they love to Apple’s latest blockbuster device, iPad.”

Replete with movie-lingo, Fandango spelled out all the bells and whistles of the app in a press release distributed on Wednesday. According to the statement, the new app is remarkably similar to the iPhone/iPod touch equivalent. The Fandango App for iPad serves up:

  • “The Pulse,” a visual representation of the company’s hottest ticket sellers, viewable in both list and map formats.
  • Movie reviews from professional critics and film fans alike, plus movie-related tweets, all on one large Multi Touch screen.
  • Map integration that knows a moviegoer’s location and helps her find titles, theaters, showtimes and tickets.
  • Expanded video, photos, trailers, clips and exclusive interview features that take advantage of the large, high-resolution HD display.

“It was important for us to create an app that was tailor-made for iPad, taking advantage of its large, high-resolution display and Multi Touch interface,” says Jessica Yi, head of product for Fandango. “We think film fans will enjoy browsing from their couch or the local coffee house for showtimes, fan reviews, exclusive clips, trailers, and tickets for TRUE GRIT, LITTLE FOCKERS, GULLIVER’S TRAVELS, TRON: LEGACY, BLACK SWAN, THE KING’S SPEECH and many other movies throughout the holiday season.”

The Fandango App is available for free from the App Store on iPad or from iTunes.