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Spb Software Intros Mobile Manager for Netflix

By Divya Narain February 17, 2009
Saint-Petersburg based Windows Mobile applications provider Spb Software has unveiled the Mobile Manager for Netflix, the first official Netflix application for Windows phones. Spb Software co-developed the application with Microsoft and Netflix. 
 
Interfacing smoothly with the Netflix Web service, the Mobile Manager is an on-device application that can be used for searching the entire Netflix library, viewing the movie details, managing the DVD queue, and adding movies to Instant Queue directly from Windows phones. The USP of the Mobile Manager for Netflix is its ability to play trailers of movies, directly on the handset screen.
 
The Mobile Manager interface is powered by the Spb Mobile Shell UI engine, the same engine that was used for building popular applications as Spb Wallet, Spb Online, Spb Weather, Spb Traveler. The engine ensures greater efficiency for the user interface and higher service navigation speed.
 
Mobile Manager’s swift and user-friendly interface makes it easy for the Netflix mobile user to preview movie trailers and add selected items to the DVD queue, or the Instant Queue, even while traveling, thus ensuring a richer user experience. The Instant Queue allows users to instantly watch movies on their TV screen with the help of Microsoft's Xbox 360.
 
"Windows phones help people access the information they care about most, bringing together the Web, the PC and the phone - all in one device," explained Steve Hegenderfer, group product manager at Microsoft. "We are very excited to work with Spb Software to bring the popular Netflix service to our customers, giving them easy access to their account and favorite movies while on the go."
 
A recognized name in mobile software, Spb has been catering to prominent OEMs and carriers, such as Acer, ASUS, E-TEN, Gigabyte, HTC, O2, Palm, Pharos, Samsung, SingTel, Sky Link, Sony Ericsson, Swisscom Mobile, Toshiba, T-Mobile, and VimpelCom.
 
Spb is known for its profound usability research, and believes in top-quality technical implementation, stability, and expert graphic design.
 
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Divya Narain is a contributing editor for IoTevolutionworld. To read more of Divya’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart

IoTevolutionworld Contributing Editor

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