Imagine, discover and enjoy thousands of valuable offers for the things you like to do every day.
Get the most of your Entertainment™ Membership with Entertainment Australia, the app that brings the pages of the Entertainment Book to life on your smartphone.
The Entertainment™ Book and the brand new Entertainment Digital Membership are the most popular local restaurant and activity guide which provides valuable 25% to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers from the finest restaurants, activities, shopping and accommodation throughout Australia and New Zealand. As a handy companion, this smartphone app will help to easily search and map the Entertainment participants. To redeem the valuable offers, you will still need to present your Entertainment Gold Card, Voucher, or Digital Membership.
App features include:
• Search for participating businesses in all 16 Editions of the Entertainment™ Book across Australia.
• Search for businesses near you
• Sort by cuisine type
• Phone to make a booking directly from your search result
• Get directions
Code upgrades, bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Brilliant concept, still needs a lot of work
Absolutely brilliant alternative to the book, I use the app all the time and have gotten so much more use out of the app than the book. In saying that, there is a lot that could be improved and I could spend all day with the developers giving user-experience suggestions. It would be great to turn off the vouchers once they’ve been used. Also you often don’t know what ‘category’ you’re looking for so just leave them all on - this could definitely be easier (maybe dollar symbols for cheap takeaway vs fine dining?).
Developer Response ,
Hi there, please feel free to send all reccommendations for the app to myself (Aaron) at email@example.com. I will be more than happy to pass them on to our developers to see what can be implemented!
Also, open your refinement options in the apps search results, then press 'offer' in the top right. If you then select "redeemable offers only" you will then remove off all redeemed offers from your app by default :) Hope that helps!!
The map loads slowly and inefficiently because they're seemingly loading all points even on a zoomed out map. The Google map doesn't even support the two finger zoom out. Then if you switch the phone off (not shut it down) or just switch to another app and bring it back forward the Entertainment app reloads the map. What a clumsy way to implement.
The developers tried to be fancy be creating their own styling, but at the cost of speed and snappiness. The app feels clumsy and inefficient. Lots of tapping to get information that could've been delivered better. The development was probably outsourced with little vendor management.
Rather than setting up Entertainment Book's own review system, the app would've also benefited from an integration with Yelp and others. People rate chain businesses in the Entertainment app because they don't have the ability to rate local shops. The Entertainment Book app even says "read member reviews" when in fact all you see is a rating.
A bit more care and knowledge of native iOS development would've done this app well. Invest more in your digital space and you'll get much better returns.
Developer Response ,
Hi invenio, thank you for your invaluable feedback. We are working towards making the app more user friendly and easier for our members, your comments highlight certain aspects that we are certainly working on which is great! If you ever need help please call us on 1300 159 707 Mon-Fri 9-7pm or Sat 10-6pm AEST for assistance.
Waste of money
Absolutely rubbish. I didn’t end up using this a single time.
I bought the digital version thinking it would be more convenient for updating, finding local places and transacting, tried using it soon after purchase and the function to apply the discount wouldn’t recognise the location. The app kept logging me out, it was inconvenient having to reset my password each time.
There was supposed to be a linked account to get other discounts too, took ages to get the supposedly automated link connected and then it still didn’t recognise my account.
The choice of suitable participating venues out my way was really limited, too, a seperate issue I know, but combined with the app and general failure to deliver, this was not a venture I ever want to give money to again!
Developer Response ,
Hi Ploki, in regards to your review to did try contact us at all throughout the year to get any of this fixed? As all of these troubles can be fixed up quite easily on your device, and we would have been very happy to help you out. If the app can't find your location, then you need to turn your location services on. If the app was logging you out every time you opened it then you were probably not logging in correctly or your account wasn't set up properly. Linked accounts are just done so by logging in with their details on your own device, which may have been the cause of this as you may not have been logging in with the correct details
- Entertainment Publications of Australia Pty Ltd
- 23.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © Entertainment Publications of Australia Pty. Ltd.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.