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Handmark Collaborates with Thomson Reuters to Launch New App for BlackBerry
Handmark, the leading developer and distributor of mobile games, applications and storefronts, today announced it has leveraged its proprietary Mobile Publishing Platform technology to release a new mobile application for Thomson Reuters.
Today's launch is the latest in Thomson Reuters' long standing commitment to mobile innovation, and is specifically developed for a rapid read-in to what's moving markets. This new mobile application gives BlackBerry smartphone users one-click access to Thomson Reuters deep business news, award-winning photography, market data and financial information.
“We are pleased to support Thomson Reuters as they continue to embrace the need to make their news and media services available to mobile consumers around the world,” said Evan Conway, executive vice president of Marketing for Handmark. “Our experience with mobile content development and distribution paired with their trusted, news and information promises to deliver a fantastic experience for BlackBerry users.”
Key features and benefits of the new Thomson Reuters mobile application include:
- News stories from a variety of categories including world, sports, politics, environment, health, and business
- Full story articles and photos optimized for easy reading on a mobile device
- Ability to select region – US, Canada, UK, or India – for localized content
- Up-to-the-minute market data including indices, commodities and currencies by region
- Designed to support offline use when users don’t have service or an Internet connection
- Personalized stocks tab so users can track only the stocks that they want
- Keywords and My Feeds tab that allows users to customized news feeds that are of special interest
“Handmark worked closely with our team to develop an application that continues to build on Thomson Reuters' success delivering multimedia to mobile services, putting our content in the hands of business professionals anytime, anyplace, anyway,” Alisa Bowen, senior vice president, head of consumer publishing.
The Handmark Mobile Publishing Platform enables media companies and content publishers around the world to create their own branded, always-on personalized mobile applications. The mobile applications are fast and simple to bring to market and provide a unique expansion opportunity, delivering 20x the number of page views over traditional mobile websites. Content is optimized for the mobile screen and is only a click away through a branded icon on the home screen of a mobile device.
The Thomson Reuters mobile application is immediately available to download via the Handmark website at www.handmark.com/company/mpp, and will soon be available on BlackBerry App World
This sounds like a great improvement from one of the top news sources. Being a news hound I'm gonna have to try this one out.
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...so am I. Just what I needed -thanks again cherri !
Thanks for the info cheri....
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Thanks, downloading now!
Very nice app, at the download page there are actually two download options, normal or BES, so that should be good news for the corporate types.
The app automatically detected my device email address and signed me up with that so that if I want to forward news from the application, it will use my native email to do so.
Theres del.icio.us and Facebook integration and even gives the option to Go Offline.
The options for customization are great! You can control how you see new news, whether you get confirmations, how to open links etc. The display font can also be changed, whether images are downloaded or not and you can choose how big the thumbnails should be.
I love that I can set up notifications for this app. You get the choice of playing a sound, vibrating, flashing LED or just go with the current profile youve got set (loud, normal, quiet etc.)
VERY cool and FREE app! Highly recommended!
I'm test driving this on my Storm today, really nice app! (Oh, and add it to the list of apps that support "flick" scrolling). I'll report back after a few days of use.
You can't select Canada as a region though, so wtf is going on Handmark? Another app bias to Canadians.
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