Technology startup nearForm announces Nokia Digital Media Award for world's first online newspaper powered entirely by cutting-edge software technologies
April 16, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsTechnology startup nearForm, creator of the new high-tech web and mobile service of the Sunday Business Post newspaper, is proud to announce that the service has just been awarded a 2012 Nokia Digital Media Award. The new service is the world's first online newspaper to be powered entirely by cutting-edge software technologies Node.js and HTML5.
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Rodger says a few things make the new award-winning service special:
Adrian Weckler, Digital Editor of the new Sunday Business Post service, was the client for the project: "This was a giant of a project. We didn't just need a website overhaul or an app – we needed a completely new, next-generation newspaper service that worked on all platforms and devices. What we got is one of the world's most advanced systems for delivering traditional news content to mobile."
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New technologies will power next Google or Facebook
nearForm CEO and co-founder Cian Ó Maidín explains the business benefits of the new technologies: "These are the core technologies that will power the next Google or Facebook. We're pretty excited about them at nearForm right now, because they enable us to build and deliver new services really quickly and be highly responsive to our customers' needs."
nearForm is an Ireland-based startup that specializes in helping brands engage with consumers through mobile and online services. Founded in 2011 by Cian Ó Maidín and Richard Rodger, nearForm utilizes next-generation mobile and web technologies. They create online services that are lean, high-performing, efficient and ultra-scalable. The skills mix at nearForm is diverse, with expertise from disciplines including computer science, psychology, mathematics and design. This broad expertise enables nearForm to create truly special systems.
Contact: www.nearform.com, cian dot omaidin at nearform dot com, and @nearform.