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Photon Infotech Expands Mobile Application Strategy With Centers of Excellence in iPhone Application Development

New Capabilities Position Photon to Serve Growing Corporate Interest in iPhone (September 11, 2008)

CHENNAI, INDIA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/11/08 -- Photon Infotech, a next generation Internet consulting firm creating innovative e-business solutions with SOA, Open Source, Web 2.0 and Mobile technologies, today announced the establishment of Centers of Excellence in iPhone Application Development to lead initiatives in this rapidly evolving space. The Centers of Excellence are an extension of Photon's Mobile Lab, a research facility dedicated to mobile application development and testing. Already Photon has built a number of iPhone applications for its SME and Fortune 500 corporate clients, as well as for its commercial technology clients.

The iPhone makes revolutionary advances in mobile phone hardware and software. For example the high-resolution color screen presents a superb viewing experience while doubling as a touchscreen that understands finger taps and gestures. Other capabilities, such as a built-in accelerometer offering information about location, orientation, and altitude, give users unprecedented information access. As a result, iPhone adoption is growing at an accelerated rate, even in corporate settings, with iPhone sales expected to hit $25 million in 2009.

Apple's strategy to create a developer ecosystem via the new iStores makes for a very attractive delivery platform, but one that calls for special skills to fully leverage the sophisticated innovations such as integrated media management, accelerated high resolution graphics and powerful desktop-class processor. While these innovations redefine user expectations on mobile devices, they also add layers of development complexity, leaving most corporate developers to prefer pre-built rather than custom applications. By forming a center of excellence around iPhone development, Photon is now enabling businesses of all sizes to participate in the iPhone revolution with custom applications specifically suited to their unique business situations.

"The Apple iPhone presents enormous opportunities for real innovations in how companies do business, but the very capabilities which make the user experience so unique also hinder truly novel development," said Srinivas Balasubramanian, chairman and CEO of Photon. "Photon Infotech is committed to becoming the industry's most trusted partner for delivering cutting-edge innovations by constantly upgrading our expertise to meet the increasing demands of today's mobile world. Whether that means creating real-time connectivity for a logistics company by putting an iPhone in every truck, or creating the richest iPhone experience for social computing enthusiasts, Photon is rapidly becoming the iPhone developer of choice."

About Photon Infotech

Photon Infotech is leading a new generation of India-based IT experts who combine an intimate knowledge of today's cutting edge technologies with the business savvy needed to create and build strategic technology foundations and applications. With more than 550 customers and thousands of IT projects in mobile, open source, social computing, and SOA under its belt, Photon enables large and mid-sized companies alike to leverage its one-of-a kind workforce of elite IT experts to create revenue generating business solutions. Photon is headquartered in the IT corridor of Chennai, India. To learn more, visit

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