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With new apps, GMA 7 levels up news services

By Paolo Montecillo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 19:47:00 05/15/2011

Filed Under: Media, Online, Television, News

MANILA, Philippines?News and information services offered by one of the country?s largest television networks may now be accessed anywhere, any time through Apple?s iPhone and other smartphone devices.

GMA Network Inc. announced that it had recently launched its new mobile applications for Apple devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, and for mobile phones running on Google?s Android operating system.

?The mobile applications for Android and iOS devices allow users to get news content at their leisure,? the TV network said in a statement. ?They also provide automatic updates of news stories and photos when a connection to the Internet is detected. When offline, users can continue reading previously downloaded content. Everything is downloaded directly to the mobile device.?

GMA News Online is the first Philippine news site with its own Android application. Mobile phones using Google?s Android mobile OS are now the world?s fastest-selling smartphones.

Based on independent research firm Gartner Inc., Android-powered devices now occupy the top spot in the US smartphone market.

In the Philippines, entry-level models of Android smartphones are widely available for as low as P4,000 per unit.

Barely two months after its release in the iTunes Store, GMA News Online?s iPhone app is now on the Top 3 for the news category in the Philippines.

Both apps have received an average rating of five stars from users.

The apps offer other functionalities such as sharing of news feeds via Facebook.

Upgraded versions with video and audio streaming, commenting platform, and user-customization are being developed, GMA 7 said.

?We have a high regard for the comments of our users and utilize these to further enhance our products. At the same time, we continuously assess trends and user requirements so we can provide them with their needs like no other online news site can,? it said.

According to GMA News Online editor-in-chief Howie Severino, the network hopes to establish itself as the local leader in mobile Internet with the launch of the two apps.

?Our new applications are part of our effort to compete in the exploding mobile Internet field. We now have both Android and Apple apps, but we?re far from done. Our philosophy is constant improvement,? Severino said.



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