Thursday, May 13, 2010

Corsican app developer brings mobile apps to European media companies

The first app developer I want to visit in person is definitely DuoApps, headquartered in Corsica (famous as the birthplace of Napoléon Bonaparte). DuoApps, not to be confused with the similarly named DoApp, specializes in mobile applications for the iPhone, as well as Android.

eWeek and ParisTech Review
mobile apps from DuoApps. 

The 16th app from DuoApps appeared in iTunes today, all but one of the apps for news organizations. Four of the apps are for the European web editions of Gizmodo: Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Compared to U.S. based news apps, these apps have very few reviews to be found in iTunes. Most of the apps appear to be simple RSS readers, though I saw that the ParisTech Review app had a sponsor page -- meaning, of course, that the ads were not integrated into the news pages of the app. One of the more interesting apps created so far by DuoApps was for Arianespace, the European based commercial space flight company. That app was developed with ParaWeb, and webcasting company. Not surprisingly, DuoApps prominently displays that app on its web home page.

Three screenshots from recently released iPhone news apps from DuoApps.