Why is the app so drastically different from iphone to android?

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I just switched from iPhone to Android and the imdb app for Android is practically in the dark ages compared to iPhone. It's literally my only complaint in switching from iPhone to Android and I'm DEVASTATED!! Why are they so different??
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Erin

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Trevor, Employee

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Hi Erin,

The operating systems on the two platforms vary widely so there are a few differences between them. Our Android team welcomes any specific feedback you may have regarding your expectations. Please feel free to share more information regarding what you feel is lacking in the Android app. We'll be sure to get ti to the team for further consideration.

-Trevor
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Erin

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There are a few things that have been bothering me so I'll list what I can think of off the top of my head but I'll warn you I may be back for more lol. I fully recognize now that they are different beasts and may not be fixable but if they are it would be fantastic and I appreciate you responding to my question! (also of I am incorrect on any of these I apologize as I have only had this new phone for a couple weeks):

1. I can't add movies or shows to any of my lists other than my watch list.
2. Many actor/actress personal details info is missing such as full original birth name, also known as name and spouse & kids
3. When you see the home page you can't scroll through movies or pictures horizontally - same with movies on actors portfolios. No scrolling capabilities within one page. You always have to leave the page to see all of your options.
4. Also can't scroll vertically through actors on a show or movie - again have to leave the page to see everyone.
5. If someone is only in certain episodes of a television show it doesn't let you see specifically which episodes they are in and select them individually.

That's all I can think of right now.... Please don't hate me! I'm trying to help make your site better :)
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Thanks Erin. We appreciate the feedback. I have marked this thread as "Idea" for our teams to consider moving forward.

-Trevor
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I would like to add that in the,iphone app, when looking at an actors filmography of tv shows, One could select a little right pointing arrow at the particular tv show and see which seasons/episodes the actor was in. That option is not available with the android app and brings you to the page for the show itself. Why and can it be fixed? Its a cool function.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Why can't the android app be the same as ios?.

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