On January 31, Pressmart, a leading ePaper technology expert, together with IMImobile, an established end-to-end mobile VAS enabler announced the availability of “mPaper” in India, which is a new media delivery platform. mPapers enables technology savvy subscribers who wish to read news and access their favorite newspaper content on-the-go.
mPaper surely has opened up new opportunities for content publishers as well as news carriers, as with this new technology they will be able to offer daily newspapers on a mobile screen in the original format.
Nine major operators in India will offer the service which provides mPapers over WAP portals to their customers.
The mPaper technology is unique in the sense that it offers features like archives, search and saving news functions. Moreover, the mPaper will be available on a monthly subscription basis.
“Through our partnership with IMImobile, we have opened up a new business avenue for our customers to deliver their branded news content over a powerful mobile medium. At present, Pressmart has many leading newspapers, providing content over the internet using its ePublishing products. By combining IMImobile’s mobile data technology with Pressmart’s epaper technology, we will deliver revolutionary products to our customers. Our goal is to work with IMImobile as our strategic technology partner to deliver exciting new mPaper solutions in the future,” said Sanjiv Gupta, CEO Pressmart.
Immediately available as mPapers will be major Indian newspapers such as Hindustan Times, Deccan Chronicle, DNA, Indian Express, The asian Age, Financial express, the New Indian express, The Pioneer and The Telegraph.
According to A R Vishvanath, CEO, IMImobile, “mPaper will become an exciting new category of technology that will give people an unique newspaper reading experience from their favorite WAP enabled handsets. We’re pleased to have collaborated with Pressmart for developing mPaper for mobile users. It will be a whole new way of reading news for people with a mobile lifestyle who want their news on the move.”