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India's multiplex chains, Spice and SRS Cinemas launch Windows Phone apps

Spice and SRS Cinemas

Spice Cinemas and SRS Cinemas, two leading multiplex chains in India, have released their mobile ticketing apps for Windows Phone last month. The apps allow you to check show times, choose your seats, and buy tickets with several payment options. All handy features when you are on the run.

Both the apps are published by Bigtree Entertainment Private Limited, and is a clone of the BookMyShow app. BookMyShow, a product of the same company, is India’s largest entertainment ticketing service, and has had an app on Windows Phone since forever. Few months back too, a similar app was released for Fun Cinemas, another multiplex chain.

The two apps have identical design, user experience, and functionality as the BookMyShow app and differ only in the color scheme corresponding to the brand identity. Essentially it offers a subset of cinema choices (limited to Spice/Fun/SRS Cinemas) as against BookMyShow’s exhaustive options.

So, while I could already book tickets for a movie at Spice or SRS Cinemas through BookMyShow’s app, the individual apps allow you to book those tickets with similar functionality with no difference in user experience. Not sure if that’s something you’d want.

Essentially, it's a marketing exercise so that people who search for SRS Cinemas or Spice Cinemas in the Store will find a dedicated app versus the more robust BookMyShow. In other words, it's good for the ecosystem but not necessarily for the savvy consumer.

If you wish, you can download the Spice Cinemas app on your Windows Phone 8 device from the Windows Phone Store here or the SRS Cinemas app from here. However, I’d recommend you to stick to the BookMyShow app instead.

QR: SRS Cinemas

QR: Spice Cinemas

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sip1995 says:

India shows more love for Windows phone than enybody else.

tkdmacgeek says:

Indian people love Lumia!  An Indian guy today told me he loves his 1020, and when I showed him my 1020 he was like, "you're my best friend!" lol

DennisvdG says:

Lol gotta love indians :D except for all the corruption and child labor :(

tkdmacgeek says:

Plus rising costs of the slurpees at 7/11. :(

hemanlive says:

Yes! there are a lot of problems in India, but we Indians truly know how to enjoy our lives despite all the BS around us

+720 +520

Despite all problems, its a whole different world here! Corruption can never be completely removed but I wish it gets eradicated some time after this election. Yes, child labor still exists in many slum areas and some posh areas.

josonjoy1986 says:

We Indians love Nokia, Lumia and Windows Phone.... ❤

I love WP basically because of Nokia.

I assume Spice Cinemas is like the Spice Channel?

Hopefully more cinemas running Vista POS push for Windows Phone apps. Great to see BookMyShow and BigTree pushing ahead.

VoidBattery says:

Keep them coming!

+720

The more, The better

abduz says:

On a random same subject note: VOX cinemas recently launched their ticketing/movie listing app for Lebanon on WP...it's kind of a big deal as they are the first here to do that. Barely any businesses here recognize or put effort into WP

RyanAMG says:

That's good news. Always happy when a WinPhan gets an app for their country.

Axis bank app please

hipporama says:

You might want to contact Axis bank for that. No point commenting about it here.

Their ticket prices are super cheap! Rs260.00 is the equivalent of $4.30 USD! Online purchase fee & tax is only 19¢!

Arpit Mittal says:

There are 6 apps from Big Tree Entertainment. 2 which are not covered are Q Cinemas & Gopalan Cinemas. And these apps in the store from past 1-2 months.

Wael Hasno says:

Windows Phone Indian Central

Spice Cinemas? Noida? No more queues, no more wait! :)

Downloading now!

SoullessOnyx says:

I wish the whole world gave Windows Phone as much love as India does.

I3unny says:

IOB and CUB bank app plz