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Butaca is a movie database application for MeeGo Harmattan.

You can use it to:

  • Get all details about movies and TV shows: release date, overview, cast & crew, trailer...
  • Get all details about a celebrity: birth details, biography, filmography...
  • Check showtimes -when available- for cinemas around you

Butaca uses different data sources to present its content. It gets the information about movies, TV shows and celebrities from The Movie Database, an open movie database where everybody can collaborate. It shows movie showtimes -when available- using results from Google Showtimes.

You can help to improve the app by forking the code at github [1] or by translating the app to your language(s) at transifex [2].

[1] https://github.com/spenap/butaca

[2] https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/butaca/resource/butacats/

Application versions: 
File butaca_0.9.1_armel.deb175.68 KB13/04/2014 - 15:26
File butaca_0.9.2_armel.deb175.71 KB14/04/2014 - 15:09
File butaca_0.9.3_armel.deb179.15 KB01/05/2014 - 16:26
File butaca_0.9.4_armel.deb187.63 KB26/05/2014 - 23:46
File butaca_0.9.5_armel.deb194.86 KB25/01/2019 - 20:31
File butaca_0.9.6_armel.deb194.99 KB25/04/2015 - 19:25
File butaca_0.9.7_armel.deb199.3 KB25/01/2019 - 20:28

butaca (0.9.7) unstable; urgency=low

* update swedish translation
* add chinese translation


haitang's picture

thank you so much!

Demir's picture

Nice app.ty

sferics's picture

Last update doesn't work:

devel-su 'passwd'

apt-get upgrade

Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://harmattan.openrepos.net/whisk4s/pool/main/b/butaca/butaca_0.9.5_a... Größe stimmt nicht überein

And the filename doesn't match too:


Many thanks for correction!



hooddy's picture

There is a lil bug present. Add to/Remove from watchlist menu item is changed from one to another state only after change app screen (move to previous and back again etc). Is it a bug or it's a feature?

whisk4s's picture

Thanks for the notice! It's a bug =)

I will see whether I can make up a workaround for that. The bug is listed here https://github.com/spenap/butaca/issues/15

hooddy's picture

It's really fine app. Thank you. Is it possible to add more international movies DB sites? Kinopoisk.ru for e.g?

whisk4s's picture

They don't seem to offer an API. Also I don't see a translated version of the website that I could read ;)

Integrating more DB sources is possible but also involves lots of effort. Feel free to contribute!

zxcvbnm3230's picture

some guy wrote that there is API of kinopoisk, but he also mentioned that he had to contact kinopoisk's administration for it. In addition, he said that maximum queries per day are limited, so i don't really think it's worth it to add this api.

Why didn't you use API of IMDb in your app?

And yes, thank you for work, sir, I really love your app )

whisk4s's picture

IMDB is not used in the app because it cannot be used free of charge, unfortunately. And thank you for the compliment, I/we appreciate it.

hooddy's picture

Sad but true. Thank you anyway.

grecula's picture

its really good!!

disneypious151's picture

hey whisk4s can you star rating update in the butaca..

whisk4s's picture

Possibly, yes. But that would also require in-app user logins. So seems to be a lot of work...

disneypious151's picture

hey that was an awesome update... cuz when I save image only a white image appears.. thankyou whisk4s

disneypious151's picture

hey everybody try it!!!