Social Recommendations Startup GetGlue Launches Android App, Mobile Website

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GetGlue, a social browsing assistant that shows ratings and recommendations of movies, books, restaurants, stocks, and more on the web, is furthering its mobile strategy today with the launch of an Android app and mobile website.

Similar to the recently launched iPhone app, the free Android app and new mobile site allows users can to check-in to their favorite shows, music, movies and books, and see what their friends are enjoying in real-time. With each check-in, users earn points and stickers from GetGlue and other major brands. The app also allows users to rate their favorite shows, movies, music and books and receive personalized suggestions.

You can also share check-ins with your Twitter and Facebook friends, rate lists of popular shows, movies, music and books, receive weekly new releases and customized recommendations, and access existing reviews, clips and ratings for 20 million movies, books and albums.

In conjunction with the launch, GetGlue, which recently landed a deal with HBO, is unveiling new stickers from media partners, including Revision3, HBO, Showtime, Barnes and Noble, Universal, Thrillist, FEARNet and TV Squad.

GetGlue is seeing considerable growth in user interaction in the past few months. Currently, GetGlue’s iPhone app has seen 100,000 downloads. And the site saw 5 million check-ins and recommendations in the month of June alone, up from 1.5 million ratings in previous months. The company, which recently ramped up its personalization features, makes money through affiliate relationships when users click through from the site and app to buy books, movies, and more. And we can expect an iPad app in the next few weeks, says GetGlue founder Alex Iskold. GetGlue faces competition from Comcast’s Tunerfish and Miso.

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