MANCHESTER, NH--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - Newforma®, a project information management (PIM) software company improving building and infrastructure project delivery, today announced the addition of a new web + mobile development center in Portland, Maine. The development team is led by Michael DeSouza, Justin Velgos and Mark Woollard, the former co-founders of Tap Tapas, a software application studio that developed mobile solutions for corporate clients such as Toyota. The team is tasked with expanding Newforma's web and mobile products to meet the demands of more and more AEC professionals and owners who are managing project information away from the office using tablets and smartphones. These applications will also be designed for use by external project team members who are part of the Newforma Project Network.
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"Our customers are asking us to enable them to access and manage project information from any device, at any time, from anywhere," said Newforma Chief Executive Officer Ian Howell. "The skilled team at our new web and mobile development center has a proven track record of creating very compelling functionality via web services to run on mobile devices. They will be dedicated to creating the mobile experience that our customers are seeking to manage project delivery."
DeSouza, Velgos and Woollard co-founded Tap Tapas in 2008 to address the growing demand for mobile app development just as the market was beginning to take off. Tap Tapas iPhone apps have been downloaded more than 250,000 times and have been featured three times at the Apple iTunes App Store, a privilege accorded to only one-tenth of one percent of all iPhone apps.
"Bringing business related work process functionality into the palm of your hand requires a new way of thinking," said DeSouza. "The construction industry is ripe for these kinds of apps as we've seen with the Newforma Punch List tablet app which is already available on Android tablets and on the iPad. We are excited to now be a part of the Newforma team to further develop the Newforma product line to address the unique needs of architects, engineers, construction firms, and owners."
Newforma develops and markets project information management (PIM) software for architecture, engineering and construction firms worldwide, and the owners they serve. Newforma is the first industry-focused and integrated solution to connect firms to each other, to their project information, to their processes, and to remote team members, all for the purpose of more successful project delivery. Firms in the Newforma Project Network are using Newforma software to manage information on more than 860,000 projects, raising productivity, reducing exposure to risk, strengthening their brands, and freeing time and attention to focus on design, construction, and client service. For more information about Newforma, visit www.newforma.com, or phone +1 603-625-6212.
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