Pingaala announced the launch of an Android app, for its flagship Vyasa Mobile Publishing Platform, to the general public. The platform enables publishers to distribute their online & offline content into the hands of millions of users via mobile & tablet based connected devices through native custom-branded apps. The platform is available through subscription based app-as-a-service model.
As part of the launch, the YourStory.in Android app is available at the Android Marketplace. Now you can read the latest stories on YourStory on-the-go on your Android phone. You can favorite articles and even share the articles.
The platform has several benefits such as offline content, streamlined optimized content for mobile reading, notifications for important events, fast search across all articles, rich multimedia support etc. It has in-built social integration to enable users to collaborate & share their thoughts, views & opinions to others. The app provides a seamless sharing experience and interactivity with social groups. In short it's specifically optimized for consuming news on-the-go.
The Android version supports native collaboration of tools & apps that have been installed on individual devices. The app comes with pre-loaded content so that it can be used the moment it is installed. Currently the app is supported on Froyo (v2.2), Gingerbread (v2.3) and on Ice Cream Sandwich (v4.0 – beta tested) as well.
Commenting on the launch, Suresh & Pratik, Founders of Pingaala, said “We are excited to support the Android platform for Vyasa. Android is an important platform, especially in India, for wide adoption. The team has worked hard on this and we hope that users would love the Android version too.”
You can download the YourStory Android app here.
Read more about Pingaala here.