I’ve been using GetGlue and Into_Now for a while to track my tv viewing. Glue let’s you check into pretty much anything, and you get stickers for doing so. Into_Now works by listening to whatever’s on your tv – whether live or DVR’d. But now there’s a new app in town, and while it still has some growing up to do, it’s the app to beat. Why would you want to keep track of this kind of stuff?
Viggle works like Into_Now in that it listens to what’s currently on TV and then checks you in.
(Unlike Into_Now, however, Viggle only works on live broadcasts.) If Viggle can’t find the show you’re watching, after two failed attempts you can manually check into the show.
The number of points you can earn varies from show to show. Some shows like American Idol can net you as many as 400 points. Special events like the Super Bowl or the Grammy’s have up to 10,000 points up for grabs. Once you’ve earned a few thousand points, you can redeem them for gift cards or donate the points to a charity. 14,000 points can be redeemed for a $10 iTunes gift card. (There are quite a few other rewards available as well.)
Stickers seem kind of lame in comparison now.