CRANBURY, N.J. and ELSTREE, England, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Infragistics, the experience design software company and world leader in user interface (UI) development tools, created "Memorial Guide," a free, educational app for the Windows Phone.
The app allows users to search the names arrangement of the National September 11 Memorial (9/11 Memorial). The Guide includes oral histories and reveals the layers of meaning that underlie the arrangement. Biographical information about each victim, as provided by next of kin, is also displayed. It also can be used to locate sponsored cobblestones on the Memorial.
Infragistics teamed with Microsoft and the Memorial to deliver an interactive mobile solution that honors the nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.
"We are honored and humbled by this opportunity to partner with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to create an app that can directly affect people worldwide," said Dean Guida, CEO of Infragistics. "Knowing that we help to shape visitors' experiences at the Memorial is an inspiring feeling that is shared by everyone at Infragistics."
"In recognizing the 10-year anniversary and the opening of the Memorial, it was essential for us to ensure that everyone – no matter where they are – had an opportunity to pay tribute to the innocent victims of the 9/11 attacks," 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels said. "Working closely with Infragistics UX and UI services experts we brought the Memorial to Windows Phone, giving people everywhere a way to experience the relationships behind the names arrangement, and to remember and honor those who were taken from us far too soon."
"Infragistics is a strong Windows Phone developer ecosystem partner and the company continually demonstrates its ability to influence mobile experiences and deliver value to the Windows Phone platform," said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. "Infragistics understands how to build UI toolsets and applications that enable users to connect and share their life experiences and it's these compelling people-first experiences that are at the core of Windows Phone's design."
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