Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 8, 2010
PointAbout, a DC-based software development company that specializes in mobile, announces today that its Blackberry app for The Huffington Post (“HuffPost”) is available in Blackberry’s App World Marketplace. Like HuffPost’s other mobile apps, the updated Blackberry app allows users to easily access the popular site’s wide-ranging content, from politics and business to style, sports and media.
In a blog post today about the new Blackberry app, Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, stated: “Our new BlackBerry app offers a wide selection of HuffPost’s content in a format that is touch-screen swipe-able and moves at lightning speed… Among its cool special features is a customizable nav bar that learns what your favorite sections are and makes it easier to access them.”
The Huffington Post is one of the most widely-read news sources in the world. Its website draws more than 23 million unique page views per month, with millions more accessing its content on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, and now the Blackberry. HuffPost’s app runs on Blackberry devices equipped with the latest Blackberry OS – Blackberry 6.0. Blackberry 6.0 offers a Webkit-based browser, touch screen optimization, and faster display of multimedia than previous Blackberry operating systems.
The Blackberry app marks HuffPost’s second collaboration with PointAbout this year. The Huffington Post’s Windows Phone 7 app was designed and developed by PointAbout and released in October.
“We were thrilled to work with the PointAbout team to create another app for the HuffPost’s readership,” said Paul Berry, The Huffington Post’s Chief Technology Officer. “We didn’t skip a beat enlisting PointAbout again when the time came to get started on a Blackberry app.”