Homes throughout the country still subscribe to printed newspapers but the reading trend has undergone a gradual change. Even a few years ago most people started their mornings over cups of tea and newspapers. Today most people get their first glances at the dailies when they come back home from work. And by that time they would’ve gone through the news of the day on their handheld device.
NewsHunt is an amalgamation of newspapers in different languages, both English and regional. The app is available on all platforms. But more importantly, it is the latest player to venture into the Indian eBook scenario.
Developed by Ver se Innovation, NewsHunt brings all the top dailies to handheld devices. More than 80 newspapers including those in regional language can be accessed through this app. NewsHunt has more than 85 national and regional newspapers in its portfolio.
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NewsHunt is the #1 news app on Google Play Store in the free ‘News & Magazines’ category. It has won the GSMA Mobile Awards 2013 for Best Mobile Publishing Product and the mBillionth 2013 award for News & Journalism.
In the four years since it was launched (in 2009), NewsHunt already enjoys more than a billion page views a month. It is one of the very few eReaders that offer platforms for regional language eBooks. NewsHunt already had eBooks in Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi and Tamil and will add to its portfolio. There are both free and paid books available. Readers can pay using their cards or through iPayy, the billing platform also created by Ver se Innovation.
As of now the NewsHunt eReader option is only available on Android but iOS and Windows versions are on their way. There is strong competition in this domain with Amazon and Flipkart already established, but NewsHunt has what it takes to become popular with the Indian eBook readers.
Image credit: Kevin Utting on flickr and reproduced under Creative Commons 2.0[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Profile_Pic_Moumita.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Moumita Goswami is a full-time homemaker and a passionate writer. She stays in Pune with her husband and daughter. After giving up working, she started writing about five years ago and can now be seen using her computer keyboard almost all the time. An MA in Psychology from Calcutta University, Moumita has spent time in Kolkata, Delhi and now Pune. For Moumita, writing started as a sudden chance but she soon discovered her likeness for it. And now she has developed a passion for writing and hardly any day passes without her scribbling a few lines. She dreams of publishing her own book one day and is working towards it.