Users can catch India as it happens across 30,000 Indian and
International News Sources on a range of devices using the latest
Microsoft Operating System
MUMBAI, India -- (Business Wire)
Rediff.com India Limited (Nasdaq: REDF), India’s leading online provider
of news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping
services, today announced the launch of its Realtime News App for
Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8. The launch marks the
company’s continued efforts to innovate the delivery of information to
users across multiple devices and technology platforms, and extend its
leadership in the online news marketplace.
Rediff’s Realtime News App now brings India as it happens to the new
generation of touch screen devices and laptops powered by the Windows 8
operating system. The user interface conforms to the Metro UX style of
the Windows 8 platform, thus enabling a seamless experience while
browsing the app for news.
With the latest headlines and top stories visible at a glance, users now
have a better sense of what is happening at that moment across 30,000
Indian and International publications. Users can simply swipe and touch
their surface tablets or enjoy the desktop version of the app.
The top stories are presented in an image-rich, tiled view organized
into six categories of Top News, World News, Entertainment,
Business, Cricket and Sports. Choosing a category
tile takes the user to the top stories in that category. The top stories
are consolidated by clustering all the available news articles in that
category. Selecting a story takes the user to the full article on the
original news source.
Additionally, readers can share articles with their family, friends and
colleagues using the Windows 8 Share charm, without leaving the
application they are currently using. Windows 8 live tile notifications
keep the user updated with the latest headlines that are being
published, even when the app is not fired up. The app conforms to the
snapped view of Windows 8 thus enabling the user to follow news while
doing other things on the device.
Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman and CEO of Rediff.com India Ltd., stated,
“We believe the large scale adoption of broadband on PC and mobile
devices in India is imminent and we continue to focus on our vision and
strategy of positioning Rediff for the anticipated explosion of growth.
The development of our applications, specifically for the Realtime News
service, is a deliberate step in that direction.”
To download the free Realtime News Application on Windows 8, please
About Rediff India:
Rediff India (NASDAQ: REDF) is one of the premier worldwide online
providers of news, information, communication, entertainment and
shopping services for Indians worldwide. Founded in 1996, Rediff.com is
headquartered in Mumbai, India with offices in New Delhi, Bangalore,
Chennai, Hyderabad and New York.
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