National Film Board iPhone App named Best of 2009

by Rob Lewis

Canada has more to be proud of today than just a dominant team at the World Junior Championships in Saskatoon.

GigaOm announced their 11 Best iPhone Aps of 2009 today and our very own National Film Board of Canada took the prize for Best Use of Content with NFB Films.

The National Film Board of Canada have brought a vast quantity of their video content to the iPhone, all of it wrapped in an easy-to-use free app. There are over a thousand videos available to browse, soak up and send to friends: from documentaries and animations to shorts and trailers for forthcoming releases.

Not bad for an institution founded in 1939 but not a surprise considering their modern day manifesto which includes breaking new ground in form and content including cross-platform media.

Congrats to the National Flim Board's Social Media Manager Matt Forsythe and the International recognition.

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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