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As one of the first news outlets to bring user-generated content to
mobile phones, Digital Journal is extending its presence to smartphones
in partnership with Polar Mobile. Today, Digital Journal announces apps
for almost every smartphone on the market.
Digital Journal has partnered with Polar Mobile to release free news apps for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch as well
as BlackBerry, Android and Windows Phone devices. Available for free at
app.digitaljournal.com, the apps enable smartphone users to read news from Digital Journalists
working in 175 countries around the world.
Readers can follow breaking news via Digital Journal's smartphone app
and share articles via Facebook, Twitter and email from within the
"We're very excited about bringing user-generated content to virtually
all smartphone platforms at once," said Chris Hogg, CEO of Digital
Journal Inc. "Mobile platforms are shaping the future of media, and
we're happy to partner with Polar Mobile to bring our engaging news
network into the palm of your hand."
The Digital Journal news apps feature articles, blogs and images from
professional and citizen journalists, bloggers, photographers and
reporters around the world.
"Every brand needs a mobile strategy, and we are pleased Digital Journal
has chosen to work with Polar's Platform to grow their reach on mobile
and drive new revenue," said Kunal Gupta, Chief Executive Officer,
"The launch of Digital Journal's new smartphone apps complement our highly interactive mobile site at m.digitaljournal.com," said Hogg. "Our smartphone app gives mobile news readers a clean and
simple interface to read news, while our mobile website offers them the
chance to take part and engage in the news-gathering process."
According to Morgan Stanley Research, the smartphone market will grow to
1 billion units by 2013. Gartner research reported worldwide mobile
phone sales totalled 417 million units in the third quarter of 2010, a
35 percent increase over the same period the year before.
The application marketplace is also expected to see booming growth, as
the global market for mobile app downloads is expected to climb to 21
billion downloads by 2013, a Polar Mobile report indicates.
DIGITAL JOURNAL APPS CONTEST
In conjunction with the launch of its smartphone news apps, Digital
Journal is announcing a series of contests that will offer Canadians a
chance to win some amazing high-tech prizes.
Starting today, smartphone users can download the Digital Journal app
for a chance to win digital cameras courtesy of SonyStyle.ca;
high-definition media players courtesy of LaCie Canada; HD camcorders
courtesy of Flip Video; and smartphones courtesy of Telus.
For more information on Digital Journal's app launch and prizes, visit
the company's social media release here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/digital-journal/digital-journal-announces-contest-for-canadian-smartphone
To download the Digital Journal app for the iPhone, iPod Touch,
BlackBerry, Android or Windows Phone devices, visit app.digitaljournal.com!
DigitalJournal.com is a global digital media network that attracts
millions of readers. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada,
DigitalJournal.com covers breaking news from around the world and is a
recognized leader in social news with tens of thousands of members in
175 countries around the world. DigitalJournal.com also consults news
organizations on how to empower their audience to acquire content,
drive revenue and increase engagement from digital media properties.
For more information, visit digitaljournal.com.
About Polar Mobile
About Polar Mobile Polar Mobile is the global leader in enabling
businesses to extend their presence across mobile devices by leveraging
a proprietary software Platform (SMART™). More than 7 million people in
over 100 countries use Apps powered by Polar's SMART™ Platform for the
most engaging mobile experience. Polar has over 400 Apps across iPhone,
BlackBerry and Android smartphones for 200 world-class customers in
news, sports, entertainment and lifestyle media verticals. For more
information, visit polarmobile.com.
SOURCE DIGITAL JOURNAL INC.
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