Get Glue

Social media has taken over the better portion of our life -- if not Twitter or Facebook, it's Foursquare telling our friends where we are. Or the new Google+. But if you're more the stay-at-home kind, GetGlue is perfect for you. GetGlue, a social networking site that allows users to share what they are thinking about, listening to, or watching, is a service that has taken off in the past few months, and it can kind of be addictive.

For folks like myself, who spend most of their days working from home, a lot of my day consists of listening to music, or having the TV playing various TV shows, so networks like Foursquare and Facebook places don't help me, since I am not leaving the house, but GetGlue allows me to share things with my friends, and get cool stickers in reward for sharing.

After launching the application you will notice a very user friendly user interface, giving you options to check in to things like television shows, movies, music, what they are thinking about or even if they are drinking wine. At the start of a new show or movie simply launch the application, search for the title, and check in for your very own chance to gain a new sticker. While checking in you can add a comment, and after checking in you are able to rate whether you enjoy it or not.

Whether sitting around with some friends and drinking some wine, or chatting about a celebrity, GetGlue allows you to check in to all these topics, giving you even more chances to gain some stickers. One of the coolest things about GetGlue is the stickers, and after you have unlocked 20 or more of them you can request to have physical copies of the stickers mailed to you from GetGlue, which is something you can't do with any other social network. So whether an avid lover of television shows or movies, or just the occasional watcher, this free application is sure to add some additional fun. Download links and more shots available after the break.

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It's a shame it hasn't been updated to be on par with the iPhone app. Looks like this app fell by the wayside.

I used this app for a few weeks and I have to say that it's one of those apps where you can feel it was developed by someone struggling with Android. It's incredibly clunky and what looks like no more than a front-end for their website.

If you want an app that does something similar to this, albeit for a different service, Miso is what you're after. Their app is very smooth and a pleasure to use.

they should really update this app. i installed in on my galaxy tab and it doesn't even get past the splash screen. it's a shame when the blackberry app actually works better than the android.

I've been using this app for over 6 months. Does what it claims. Always finds the movie I'm watching, even if it's a foreign or independent film. I don't have a problem with the interface at all. However, I don't think it has been updated once since I downloaded it. Also, I haven't used any other competing services so I can't compare it. But works great for my purposes - which is checking in and automatically posting it to my facebook with my mini-review :)

GetGlue has such a nice mobile website that there really is no reason to install this app. It looks pretty much the same and loads very quickly, even on Virgin Mobile's sad 3G network. http://m.getglue.com

I've been using getglue and this app for close to a year now and I don't really have any problems with it EXCEPT that it should really be a "search" button at the end of the title field instead of a "delete" function. Otherwise it does what it is supposed to.

It did not find the last 2 book I was reading. Am I missing something? Why doesn't it let you iust type in the title and post? I really want to like this app but...

Hmm...it's even found some bizarre books I've been reading. Not sure what's up with yours.

I think they don't want people just entering stuff because then they'd have (for example) Bossypanst, BOSSYPANTS, bossypants, bosssssy pants, etc. all in their database and would rather just have one, right title.

I've been using this for a while, and I do enjoy it. I would like it a lot more if it had support for my two most common forms of media: comics and podcasts. Even if they're just under an "Other" tab, it would be so much better for me.