Mumbai, January 3, 2012: Outstripping many an another India IT honcho, Girish Ramdas, CEO and Co-founder of Magzter has been declared “Person of the Year 2012” online IT news site CIOL ( Cybermedia online).Girish won the award with over 12,000 popular votes.
Says Girish: “In 2008, when the iPhone App Store was launched, my co-founder, Vijay Radhakrishnan came up with the idea of “creating apps”. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was an inspiration for us to start our own digital magazine store. We had the expertise of App creation as well as magazine publishing and so Magzter came very naturally to us.”
Today Magzter -- an online digital magazine store -- has more than 1,000 magazines on its virtual shelves, with a strong subscriber base of about 5 million subscribers. The Magzter app topped the Apple App Store charts in Asia in December 2012 and it even surpassed international favorites and long-standing grossers like Angry Birds, NY Times for iPad, Clash of Clans, Frontline Commando, Quick Office Pro HD, Paradise Cove, FIFA 13, Need for Speed, Temple Run, Documents To Go, Poker by Zynga and Zinio.
Magzter is setting global trends in the digital publishing business with its unique cloud based Orey Click Publishing technology which allows book and magazine publishers to make go digital across almost all smart devices with just a single upload of their magazines.
The company counts among its publisher customers some marquee names including Dennis Publishing (UK), Haymarket (UK), Edipresse Asia (HK), India Today Group (India), Black Enterprise (USA), Axel Springer (Spain), Forbes (India), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore) and has been rapidly expanding with magazines from USA, UK, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, Philippines,Malaysia, Singapore, etc.