Digiflare Delivers Seven Applications for BlackBerry 10

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(R) 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
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."
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/
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/200820
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
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/web
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.
Digiflare Inc.
Asha Kurian
Digital Marketing Associate
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