Webdunia.com, a leading language solution provider for mobile phones, today announced that it is extending its catalogue of BREW® applications to include content in two additional languages: Oriya and Assamese. Webdunia.com’s catalogue is currently available in nine Indian languages: Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Punjabi.
Webdunia provides a diverse collection of innovative content to users across the country on the Tata Teleservices network. While the information-based application ‘Dainik Samachar’ ensures that users are constantly in touch with the daily news, Webdunia’s astrology offerings such as ‘Jyotish Salah,’ ‘Ankshastra,’ ‘Rashi Fal,’ ‘Rahukalam’ and ‘Fengshui’ give users the opportunity to view horoscopes on their mobile phones. The company also provides entertainment applications, such as ‘Chutkule,’ which lets users enjoy a good joke on the go.
“We were one of the first developers in India to recognize the potential of creating localized content, and our applications enable users to view their favorite content in their preferred language, irrespective of whether their handset supports that language,” said Vinay Chhajlani, CEO and founder, Webdunia.com. “We are extremely encouraged by the tremendous response that we have received so far and are certain that users will welcome our applications in these two languages as well.”
“In a culturally diverse country such as India, it becomes critical to be sensitive towards the varied needs of users across the country. With applications now available in 11 languages, Webdunia has successfully customized its offerings to suit the specific market requirements of India,” said Pankaj Sethi, vice president, value-added services, Tata Teleservices. “We are very pleased to be working with developers such as Webdunia and hope to continue our partnership with the company, delivering content that is innovative and exciting.”
“With the rapid growth of the value-added services market in India, it is great to see developers, such as Webdunia, creating applications that are tailored to meet the demand for compelling localized content,” said Vishal Gupta, senior director, sales and business development, QUALCOMM India and SAARC. “Through the BREW solution, QUALCOMM offers developers the ideal platform to discover new ways of leveraging the technology to consistently deliver high-quality and locally relevant content.”
The BREW solution drives the discovery and delivery of wireless data services. BREW operators and their subscribers can benefit from several offerings, which include: uiOne™ for rich, integrated and dynamic user experiences with fast access to high revenue services on wireless devices; deliveryOne™ for differentiated and tightly integrated, operator-managed support and delivery of advanced wireless data content and services; and marketOne™ for a quick-to-market, hosted, scalable content delivery service that includes media titles, flexible management and monetization, content provider settlement and business intelligence services. QUALCOMM offers this comprehensive set of BREW offerings to meet the distinct needs of companies delivering mobile products and services around the world.
About Tata Teleservices
Tata Teleservices is one of India's leading private telecom service providers. The company offers integrated telecom solutions to its customers under the Tata Indicom brand and uses the latest CDMA 3G 1X technology for its wireless network. Tata Teleservices operates in 20 circles i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Gujarat, Karnataka, New Delhi, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh (E), Uttar Pradesh (W), Kolkata, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. The company has a customer base of over 5.6 million.
About Webdunia.com India Pvt. Ltd.
Webdunia (webdunia.com) is a CMMI Level 3 Company; actively engaged in conceptualization, development, deployment of customized technological solutions for wireless and embedded applications. The company has in-depth expertise developing Applications, Games, Porting, Testing, and Localization to major Indian languages in several language technologies. Webdunia’s prolific language expertise has embarked it to provide customized solutions for the wireless and embedded application development space, which is the real need of Indian market.
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