A couple of new TV-related apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch have been announced. They are all free, and available at the App Store:
CW City Wize App
This app is a mobile city guide that provides CW fans with maps that highlight actual locations seen or talked about on the hit shows Gossip Girl, 90210 and Melrose Place. Various locales displayed on the app will also feature video clips from these three respective shows. In addition, viewers can map locations and read reviews of favorite hot spots — restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels and shopping — within the cities where the shows take place: New York City, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Features include:
* Mapping — users can access maps displaying actual locations where scenes from specific CW shows are shot
* Hot Spots — Maps include a list of the top restaurants, bars, clubs, hotels and shopping in the featured areas. Specific hot spot locations also offer perks, or specials, everything from 10% off a meal to a free dessert.
* Database of high-end locations and reviews — Full reviews and info that can be filtered by category
* Bookmark feature — For fans planning on visiting any of these cities, the bookmark stores saved locations to visit during their trip.
This app gives fans direct access to video clips of all CW programming, including previews, recaps, cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. Features:
* Clips of all CW shows
* CWTV schedule — Up-to-the-minute air times and dates for all CW programming, along with episode summaries
* Customized “Feed” — Create a custom video feed based on favorite CW content
* Share — Share videos and photos with others
* Purchase full-length episodes — Fans can link out to iTunes to purchase full-length episodes of Gossip Girl, 90210, Melrose Place, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, America’s Next Top Model, Supernatural and Smallville.
Dancing With the Stars App
This app is a one-stop shop for fans who seek deeper access to the hit show. In addition to offering users another way to vote for favorites each week, the app also offers:
* Instant updates about who was voted off the show, as well as video results
* Photo galleries capturing the dancing action from each show
* Bios on the stars, pros, judges and hosts
* Information on how to perform the dances seen on the show
* Game play with iJudge, a feature offering access to the DWTS scoring paddles