Puvath Reader is an Instant News Delivering Platform for Mobiles that supports local language real-time news delivery. Unlike common News Apps where the users need to open the app on their mobiles to read news, Puvath Reader delivers the news directly to the user’s mobiles as soon as the news is reported.
Even though online media reports the news immediately and makes them easily accessible, the news isn’t reaching the people as they reported. News reached whenever a user visits the news website or opens the news app, not actually when they are reported as there’s no way to deliver the online news directly to users. (Only existing way is SMS News Alerts, but that cannot send the news in local languages)Puvath Reader provides a solution for this problem as it delivers news directly to users’ mobile devices as soon as the news is reported. It supports device-independent local language support, so it’s capable of delivering real-time news in Sinhala/Tamil also using a cutting-edge way of notifying people, “Push Notifications”.
In addition to delivering news in real-time, Puvath Reader also has the common features of a news app like aggregating local news from several news providers, listing news in categories, presenting news beautifully along with images, videos and more.Puvath Reader also allows users to post their likes and comments on news enabling them to discuss about the news than just reading the news.
Push notification service revolutionized the mobile data services. As a result, even news agencies started distributing real time news as a short message to the subscribers. The unique feature of the ‘Puwath Reader’ is that it delivers real time news directly to users in local languages. It has a very clean and simple UI with some common features such as aggregating news from media institutions, listing in categories and presenting with images & videos. Therefore, the jurors were of the view that the submission deserves to be awarded as a Winner in this category.
Hiru News is a trilingual news website backed by the largest reporter base in Sri Lanka. Hiru News provides the latest news and information as and when it happens. Their 24X7 News Room, with an international reporter network based in more than 40 countries, helps public keep up with the latest news from across the globe. They also provide users information regarding current affairs and development, including updates in the business world, including exchange rates, stock market updates & global financial reports. They also provide users the latest news in the world of entertainment and sports with special attention being focused on the sports activities that are most popular in Sri Lanka, while also keeping users updated on all other special events occurring across the world.
Due to the unique and variety of services offering, Hiru News has been able to capture a larger share of both local and expat Sri Lankans within a short period of time. The platform provides real time news and various other entertainment segments in local languages based on individual preferences. As per available statistics, there are over hundred million frequent visitors to the platform. Therefore, the jurors were of the view that the submission deserves to be awarded as a Winner in this category.