WallStreet Journal Mobile App

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Project Name: WSJ (via an undisclosed company)
Client: WSJ
Year: TBD
Timeline: 1-2 months
Role: Mobile and Device Developer for the Windows Mobile Platform
Project Type: Flash Mobile and Device Development

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The app had two modes, landscape and portrait. Portrait was favored primarily for reading content given limitations of the platform and OS at the time.

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Financial news could be attained through a virtual keyboard interface

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News was categorized for browsing

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News, Search, and Portfolio, and onscreen help were all initial options in the application

Description:
I worked along side a fellow developer, to help create the WSJ application. My responsibilities were creating the custom application installer for the Windows Mobile platform. At the time, this required significant R&D to find the right method to install all the media and execution files for this particular financial application.

This app was a cutting edge approach at the time that allowed investors to query financial stocks and news via their Windows Mobile devices using a custom API that tied into stock exchange, and other financial news sources.

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