Bangalore apps. developer puts Indian regional and English newspapers on mobile phone
If you miss your daily dose of newspaper reading while on the move, Eterno Infotech's free application might ease the pain. The Bangalore based mobile applications developer ( www.eternoinfotech.com ) has created an application, NewsHunt, that lets mobile users read over 15 Indian newspapers on their handsets. The list includes, The north and south versions of Indian Express, the Karnataka based Deccan Herald as well as leading Indian language papers like Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, Dinamani, Prajavani, Loksatta, Kannada Prabha, Eeenadu, Dinamalar, Navajyoti, Andhra Prabha , Sakal, Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhoomi and Divya Bhaskar.
Most GPRS enabled phones can take the service and the free download is available at http://newshunt.com or by sending an SMS, 'hunt' to 57333. You have to enter your phone brand and model number to get the download. Eterno promises individual local editions of the newspapers including classifieds and entertainment/ astrology columns.
Eterno was founded in 2005 and has developed a variety of Indian and international mobile tools and applications. It received a recent investmenrt from Indian web 2.0 company, Rediff.com
(Bangalore June 22 2009)