- OneIndia.in launches news in vernacular languages on Mobile, in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. Support over 1500 handsets including Android devices.
- To start download of the application send SMS "oneindia" (without quotes) to 57333 OR visit from your phone browser http://oneindia.newshunt.com.
October 26, Chennai: OneIndia.in, India's #1 Indian language portal, has launched its news content on mobile in 5 languages. Supporting over 1500 GPRS enabled handsets, the application NewsHunt allows users to read content in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. The latest version of application is supported on the fastest growing mobile platform - Android too.The application is useful for locals to read news and entertainment on the move, in their language. Also, NRIs would benefit from this to be updated on news about their region, almost real-time.
B.G.Mahesh, CEO of OneIndia.in said, "Just 12% of Indians are comfortable with English, the rest, which happens to be the majority, want language content. Subscribers of vernacular content are growing in tier 1 & 2 cities. The thrust is coming from tier 2 cities enabled by low cost data plans and people being on the move all the time. Applications are making the user experience of reading on mobile better and more prevalent."
This application works on basic GPRS connections like Airtel Live, Vodafone Live, Aircel wap, Idea Fresh, etc. You can download the application from http://oneindia.newshunt.com to read Oneindia's content. The application and content is free of any charges and the user would only need to pay for data charges as per his/her GPRS plan.
According to a recent report, online news sites in India saw a record growth in the number of visitors in October 2009, nearly 15.8 million people visited an online news site in India, which is an increase of 37% from October 2008.
NewsHunt has been developed in a tie up with Eterno Infotech. The company specializes in enabling Newspaper viewing on variety of popular application platforms like Nokia S60, S40, Nokia Touch-screen devices like N97, etc supporting thousands of handsets. Also, Eterno has recently announced the availability of their popular application, NewsHunt, for iPhone, Android and Blackberry users.
Oneindia.in (owned by Netcore India Pvt. Ltd) is a leading Indian Internet portal - delivering content, community and commerce to Indian consumers, in English and vernacular languages. It was launched in the year 2006, and has gained traction from the domestic & NRI community.
PR consultant - Netcore