Click here to close now.

Welcome!

IoT User Interface Authors: Liz McMillan, Sebastian Bos, Frank McCourt, Sematext Blog, Hovhannes Avoyan

News Feed Item

Digiflare Delivers Seven Applications for BlackBerry 10

Major brand partners include AFP, CBC Hockey Night in Canada, The Globe and Mail, theScore, Sportsnet, TuneIn, and Yellow Pages Group

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Digiflare Inc. (www.digiflare.com), a leading digital agency that creates connected user experiences across multiple screens, announced today the launch of seven applications for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that are now available for download on the BlackBerry® World(TM) storefront. Designed for BlackBerry's highly anticipated BlackBerry 10 new platform, the apps created by Digiflare include: AFP News, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, The Globe News, theScore, Sportsnet, TuneIn, and Yellow-Pages.ca.

"To be in on the ground-floor for the launch of an innovative platform like BlackBerry 10 marks a pivotal juncture for Digiflare," said Munish Taneja, Business Development Manager at Digiflare. "It will be a momentous year ahead for BlackBerry and we're honoured to play our part, creating great user experiences for people to enjoy on their BlackBerry 10 smartphones."

For Lanny Geffen, Creative Director of User Experience at Digiflare, the redesigned platform offers previously unexplored opportunities to focus on the needs of the user. "BlackBerry 10 is an exciting platform that opens up new paradigms for engaging users. We ensured that all of our BlackBerry 10 apps take full advantage of the unique User Interface features that will empower users to have a more satisfying and immersive experience with their BlackBerry 10 smartphones."

Some of the apps Digiflare created (and their respective download links) include:

AFP News: gives users instant access to real time news occurring around the globe, all with AFP's world renowned reporting and award winning photojournalism. "AFP delivers fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology" said David Millikin, Executive Director for AFP North America. "Digiflare has produced a terrific news app for the BlackBerry 10 platform; it's fast, beautiful and perfect for anyone who wants to stay on top of the essential news happening around the world." http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20177157/

The Globe News: helps readers stay informed on-the-go with the full range of content available from The Globe and Mail, including award-winning news, lifestyle features, investment advice, sports headlines, photo galleries, and more. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/39629/?countrycode=CA

Hockey Night in Canada: To mark the 60th season of the iconic television program, CBC is continuing to engage its loyal fan base in all ways and on all platforms including a BlackBerry 10 app for Hockey Night in Canada, the home of hockey. Staying connected to the latest hockey news, highlights and scores has never been easier. "The Hockey Night in Canada app for BlackBerry 10 allows us to connect with our fans on yet another platform, giving them everything necessary to stay informed and enjoy the sport, right at their fingertips," said Julie Bristow, Executive Director, Studio and Unscripted Programming, CBC-TV. "With Digiflare, we were able to customize the user experience, creating an inviting app that leverages the full range of features that the BlackBerry 10 platform has to offer." http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/20082050/?countrycode=CA

theScore: completely re-designed for BlackBerry 10 to give users the ultimate mobile sports experience. Get news, stats, and scores for all of your favorite sports teams and players from the biggest leagues in the world. "We are very excited to have partnered with Digiflare to deliver our loyal BlackBerry users a much anticipated update to our top ranked sports app," said Jonathan Savage, VP of Products at theScore Inc. "theScore for BlackBerry 10 has a clean and modern interface which provides users a significantly enhanced user experience." http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/1998/?countrycode=CA

TuneIn: listeners can hear the world's music, sports, news, talk and comedy streaming from every continent. "We enjoyed working with Digiflare to ensure a great listening experience for the BlackBerry community and look forward to any new collaboration opportunities to bring the world's radio to even more people," said Carl Rohling, VP of Business Development at TuneIn. http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/17105/?countrycode=CA

Yellow-Pages.ca: allows users to lookup residential and business phone numbers, perform reverse telephone look-up, or use built-in GPS to locate businesses or people near them. "Through our YellowPages.ca mobile app, we provide Canadians with access to the largest and most comprehensive database of local business information in Canada," said Matthieu Houle, Director, Digital Consumer Experiences at Yellow Pages Group. "Digiflare has helped us bring the same rich experience to the BlackBerry 10 platform. This enables us to continue growing the exposure and reach of the local businesses advertising with us and help people find everything from their neighbourhood businesses to goods and services across Canada."

"We are delighted to see Digiflare engage with many top brands to deliver high quality applications for BlackBerry 10," said Martyn Mallick, Vice President of Global Alliances and Business Development at BlackBerry. "Digiflare has invested in becoming experts on the BlackBerry 10 platform to deliver deeply integrated applications with a compelling user experience to our customers."

Jean-Luc David, Chief Technical Officer at Digiflare, highlights the multifaceted nature of the operating system, saying "BlackBerry 10 is a very versatile platform that allows us to be productive as it supports a wide variety of runtimes and languages. We were able to quickly create amazing experiences for our customers and we look forward to building more innovative apps in the future."

About Digiflare

Digiflare is a digital agency focused on creating compelling user experiences by combining inspired design with new technology. We harness the potential of Mobile, Tablet, Connected TV, Game Consoles, Web, and emerging devices to deliver engaging solutions to our clients. Innovative solutions, fuelled by an undeniable passion for our work, are the driving forces behind Digiflare.

BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party products or services.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@CloudExpo Stories
Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of robomq.io, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at robomq.io, discussed how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at th...
"We provide a web application framework for building really sophisticated web applications that run on a browser without any installation need so we get used for biotech, defense, and banking applications," noted Charles Kendrick, CTO and Chief Architect at Isomorphic Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit (http://DevOpsSummit.SYS-CON.com), held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York
"Plutora provides release and testing environment capabilities to the enterprise," explained Dalibor Siroky, Director and Co-founder of Plutora, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In his session at Cloud Expo, Alex Gorbachev, President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., shared foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as the design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage co...
Public Cloud IaaS started its life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in adop...
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect t...
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of pro...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. BMC has worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, BMC pairs high-speed digital innovation with robust...
Even as cloud and managed services grow increasingly central to business strategy and performance, challenges remain. The biggest sticking point for companies seeking to capitalize on the cloud is data security. Keeping data safe is an issue in any computing environment, and it has been a focus since the earliest days of the cloud revolution. Understandably so: a lot can go wrong when you allow valuable information to live outside the firewall. Recent revelations about government snooping, along...
There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industry. APIs are at the center of the digital business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not ...
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
Internet of Things is moving from being a hype to a reality. Experts estimate that internet connected cars will grow to 152 million, while over 100 million internet connected wireless light bulbs and lamps will be operational by 2020. These and many other intriguing statistics highlight the importance of Internet powered devices and how market penetration is going to multiply many times over in the next few years.
"We got started as search consultants. On the services side of the business we have help organizations save time and save money when they hit issues that everyone more or less hits when their data grows," noted Otis Gospodnetić, Founder of Sematext, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society-changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director, Product Management at Metanga, discussed how you can plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world...
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of...
Malicious agents are moving faster than the speed of business. Even more worrisome, most companies are relying on legacy approaches to security that are no longer capable of meeting current threats. In the modern cloud, threat diversity is rapidly expanding, necessitating more sophisticated security protocols than those used in the past or in desktop environments. Yet companies are falling for cloud security myths that were truths at one time but have evolved out of existence.
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will addresses this very serious issue o...
SYS-CON Events announced today that JFrog, maker of Artifactory, the popular Binary Repository Manager, will exhibit at SYS-CON's @DevOpsSummit Silicon Valley, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Based in California, Israel and France, founded by longtime field-experts, JFrog, creator of Artifactory and Bintray, has provided the market with the first Binary Repository solution and a software distribution social platform.
In the midst of the widespread popularity and adoption of cloud computing, it seems like everything is being offered “as a Service” these days: Infrastructure? Check. Platform? You bet. Software? Absolutely. Toaster? It’s only a matter of time. With service providers positioning vastly differing offerings under a generic “cloud” umbrella, it’s all too easy to get confused about what’s actually being offered. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Kevin Hazard, Director of Digital Content for SoftL...