"News Republic" featured in Google I/O Sandbox
Mobiles Republic app one of a select few to play in 'The Sandbox'
SAN FRANCISCO, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mobiles Republic, a leading developer of mobile applications for smartphones and tablet devices, today announced that it has been selected by Google to participate in the Google I/O Sandbox as a test app for the newest Android platform release, Jelly Bean, Android 4.1. Mobiles Republic will showcase its flagship app: News Republic at this year's Google event.
The successful "News Republic" app has been optimized with specific updates, and will be shown in demonstration at the annual Google I/O event which showcases test partner's apps to developers and to the press on June 27 – 29, 2012 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. News Republic will participate and be showcased in the Android Developer's Sandbox as part of Google I/O.
Among the features to be showcased, are enhanced notifications that include rich media and new functionality for the app users. On this newest Android™ version of "News Republic", when readers receive a breaking news alert from the topics of their choice, those notifications can now include more detail, such as photos, videos, additional text, plus sharing and social features for reader engagement.
"Participating in this year's Google I/O event is a great source of motivation" says Gilles Raymond, CEO of Mobiles Republic. "For us, it confirms the trend that hyper-personalization is important in news; it is what the industry is looking for. But first and foremost – this shows that the readers are expecting to have a relevant news stream."
In addition to showcasing "News Republic", Mobiles Republic will also customize their popular tech-news app: "Appy Geek" to include a featured home page topic devoted to following the news coverage of Google I/O during the week of the event.
News Republic recently reached the no. 2 ranking slot on the Top Free News Apps chart in Google Play™ as of May 18, 2012 and the tablet version of News Republic achieved a rank of no. 17 in News & Magazines in the US on May 11, 2012.
About News Republic
News Republic is a free smartphone app that delivers breaking global and regional news. It delivers over 10,000 full articles each day from leading news sources, and allows users to create customized "myNews" channels that filter this mass of information down to their exact topics of interest. This customization feature allows users to select or unselect content sources for all channels, which in turn can be filtered by "date," "topic", "moods" or "videos only" , etc. The app delivers complete articles -- not just RSS feeds -- which can easily be shared with friends via email, Twitter or Facebook. Users can further research the stories that are most important to them by using the TagNav™ Word Cloud feature to bring up related articles, YouTube links and Wikipedia entries. Real-time alerts keep users completely in touch and up to speed when important news breaks on their favorite subjects. News Republic is available in eight global editions, offered in five languages, including English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
News Republic 2.0 is available for free download in the "News & Magazines" category on Google Play:
Google Play: > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobilesrepublic.appy
About Mobiles Republic
Founded in 2008, Mobiles Republic quickly established a reputation for innovation and excellence in developing successful apps for the smartphone market as well as award winning apps for feature phones including the prestigious Sony Ericsson Content Award. Mobiles Republic has developed TagNav©, a semantic search and semantic targeting solution that powers its News Republic, Appy Geek, Sports Republic and Glam Life applications. The company has expanded rapidly and has established strong relationships with leading publishers, global media brands and handset manufacturers as well as extensive partnerships with mobile network operators. Mobiles Republic applications are preloaded on Samsung Mobile, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson handsets in several regions. You can follow News Republic on Facebook and Twitter.
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