Bhasha SETT Browser


 

Producer:

Bhasha Lanka (Pvt) Ltd

Language

Sinhala / Tamil / English


Product URL:

http://sett.bhasha.lk

 


Producer’s Description

The Android does not support Sinhala or Tamil Unicode or render it by default, but Android users can now conveniently read any Sinhala/Tamil website or web content using the Bhasha SETT Browser which comes with full Unicode rendering support. In addition to providing Sinhala/Tamil native script rendering support, it can also render Sinhala/Tamil content in Latin script, enabling Tamil speaking communities who understand Sinhala, but can't read Sinhala script to read and acquire knowledge of Sinhala content, and vice-versa.

Jurors’ Evaluation

Bhasha SETT Browser is basically a mobile web browser for the Android. It has all the general functionality of a web browser such as bookmarks, history, downloads and tabs. The most important and unique feature is its exclusive capability of rendering and displaying Sinhala/Tamil Unicode web contents. It not only renders the Sinhala/Tamil Unicode web contents in the relevant native script it can also render the contents as transliterated Latin Script. This can be very useful to those who speak the language, be it Tamil or Sinhala but cannot read the text. In fact in Sri Lanka today there are a large number of Tamils who can speak Sinhala although they cannot read the Sinhala Language script. Another interesting feature is the fact that the Bhasha SETT browser has the capability of rendering English, Sinhala and Tamil simultaneously so that the user can conveniently read a web page containing all three scripts.

Bhasha SETT Browser impacts on all Sinhalese & Tamil Android users in Sri Lanka, and with it’s recent introduction in the Hindi Language, in India as well. Although the number of Sinhalese and Tamil Android users may still be limited, it is growing quite rapidly. The 3500+ downloads of SETT Browser within a short space of 7 months reflects its potential.




Ada Derana Mobile Application 

Producer:

FortunaGlobal (Pvt) Ltd & Derana Macro Entertainment (Pvt) Ltd

Language

English

Media Format

Mobile Content

Producer’s Description:

Ada Derana Mobile Application is a content delivery app designed for “AdaDerana.lk” to deliver “Ada Derana” news & media content to users of Apple and Android powered mobile devices around the globe. Users can log onto the site on the move and be updated on the latest news and events. This mobile app features Breaking News, the Latest news, top stories with comprehensive coverage of news from Sri Lanka. It allows users to share AdaDerana content via popular social media tools like Twitter and Facebook.

 

Jurors’ Evaluation

Mobile communication continues to find new and exciting ways of bridging geographic barriers, doing business and even just keeping in touch with your freinds and loved ones.  In recent years we have seen an exponential growth in the use of mobile devices world over. In Sri Lanka mobile penetration is well over 70% and growing. Moreover the mobile handsets themselves are fast converting to the much advanced smart phones. These devices are fast acquiring all the functionality and applications offered by a personal computer. The trend is very evident in Sri Lanka too. In this environment, application driven mobile content has all the necessary attributes to becoming the future of interactive media and entertainment.

In the highly competitive news broadcasting space in Sri Lanka, Derana has built probably the most comprehensive news property on offer - "Ada Derana" - with a news team of 100 people geared to delivering the most accurate and timely information. The Ada Derana Mobile App which is specially designed to deliver Media content to smart phones operating on the Android Platform as well as the iPhone has the potential of tapping a significant market segment.