Rotten Tomatoes and Launch Center

I appreciate Rotten Tomatoes, I don't always agree with the ratings, but I like how they can add to an argument or conversation about a movie.

I hate the Rotten Tomatoes experience on an iPhone. It starts with this horrible app pop-up: Rotten Tomatoes Nag

Then it nags you to add the site to your homescreen, my home screen is meticulously planned out and I don't have the room for non-apps, so Rotten Tomatoes can go kick rocks.

A month or so ago I decided to do something about these things that bug me about Rotten Tomatoes. I spent an hour or two poking around the API and cobbled together Diet Rotten Tomatoes. It's a quick, lightweight way to get a movie's ratings, a full-size movie poster (click the thumbnail), and a link to the movie on Rotten Tomatoes.

I also added a way to search using Alfred or Launch Center Pro. Simple append your search term to the URL like #die hard and it'll fire off a search as the page loads.

Hopefully you find it useful.

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