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Posted on Mon, Mar 29, 2010 : 12:27 p.m.

Mobiata releases FlightTrack application for BlackBerry users

By Nathan Bomey

Ann Arbor-based mobile software firm Mobiata has released its top-selling FlightTrack application for the BlackBerry.

Mobiata, which topped $1 million in app sales on Apple's iTunes store in 2009, has been aggressively programming the software framework for the BlackBerry version of its top mobile offering.

Mobiata executives Ben Kazez and Jason Bornhorst.JPG

Mobiata today released its top-selling FlightTrack application for the BlackBerry. Founder Ben Kazez (left) and Jason Bornhorst are pictured.

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FlightTrack, which has been featured in Apple advertisements for the iPhone, offers frequent travelers the ability to keep tabs on flight itineraries, delays, gate numbers and cancellations. Like all apps, it had to be reprogrammed to work on a BlackBerry.

Mobiata founder Ben Kazez moved his company from Minnesota to Ann Arbor in early 2009 to take advantage of the software talent surrounding the University of Michigan.

Kazez and recent U-M grad Jason Bornhorst are also positioning the company to offer apps for the Apple iPad, which will be released next week.

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