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[October 14, 2010]

PointAbout Builds Huffington Post Windows Phone Mobile App

Washington, DC, Oct 14, 2010 ( via COMTEX) -- PointAbout, Inc, an enterprise mobile professional services company specializing in mobile strategy and application development, has successfully built the Huffington Post Windows Phone 7 mobile app and had it certified by Microsoft for release on October 1, 2010.

"We are thrilled to be one of the first mobile application developers to gain an expertise in developing for Windows Phone," says Pete Johnson, VP of Professional Services for PointAbout, Inc. "Windows Phone 7 is showing a lot of promise as a strong platform for the enterprise, and we are prepared to guide companies in the strategy and development necessary for large-scale mobile implementations." "Working with PointAbout has been a terrific experience," said Paul Berry, Chief Technology Officer of The Huffington Post. "As a company that prides itself on innovative content delivery with a unique voice, HuffPost seeks partners that have both strategic vision and technical abilities -- both of which PointAbout offers." Project Manager Kevin Lenane went into greater detail, saying, "The Windows Phone 7 Huffington Post application displays award winning Huffington Post content in a new and innovative way that is wholly unique to the Windows Phone 7 panoramic layout utilizing a pivot control. Using the new Windows Phone 7 Metro UI standards, the application creates an easy-to-digest "foldable" news application that is both visually striking and easy to use. The application supports integrated layers of content through Facebook, Email, and messaging channels." PointAbout, Inc was recently recognized by FastCompany magazine as one of the top three mobile application development companies in the United States. PointAbout has authored numerous whitepapers on the challenges faced by large enterprises building mobile applications, including a proprietary process that outlines necessary steps to ensure successful mobile development encompassing the identification of stakeholders, prioritization of features and gated release schedules, development and quality assurance steps, extraction and mapping of data, especially in legacy systems, using Service Oriented Architecture design principles and much more. These whitepapers can be found at PointAbout, Inc. ( specializes in complex mobile application strategy and development for Fortune 1000 enterprises, with clients that include Disney, GM, OnStar, The Washington Post, Newsweek, and PointAbout has deep expertise guiding companies on mobile strategy along with iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, RIM and mobile web development. To learn more, contact us at 202.391.0347 or sales(at)PointAbout(dot)com ### Read the full story at

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