News Republic among first apps optimized for Google TV
Mobiles Republic has become one of the first developers to optimize their Android application around the updated Google TV experience. Starting this week, those of you with Google TV devices like the Sony televisions (Logitech Revue due soon) will find that the popular news app News Republic is designed to take advantage of large TV displays. If you’ve ever used the Honeycomb-optimized version of their apps then you already know that Mobiles Republic delivers excellent content (articles, videos, etc) based around sports, entertainment, politics, and even handpicked keywords.
Here’s to looking forward to Biz Report, APPY Geek and Glam Life getting the same treatment!
Mobiles Republic Launches News Republic Google TV App
Top-Rated News App Now Available on All Leading Smartphone, Tablet and TV Platforms
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Mobiles Republic, a leading developer of personal news applications, announces that its top-rated News Republic app will be available on the next version of Google TV’s software, which will begin shipping over-the-air to Sony and Logitech Google TV devices in the next weeks. Already available on all smartphone and tablet platforms, the News Republic app is now also on TV screens with Google TV with a dedicated user interface.
The top-rated news app on the Apple App Store and the Google Android Market, News Republic is a free application that brings together content from hundreds of fully licensed news sources to provide users with customized, up-to-the-minute business, sports, political and entertainment articles and videos based on their own chosen keywords. Users can then click on headlines and read articles all within the same window, as well as clicking on highlighted words within an article to pull up related stories.
“We are thrilled for News Republic to be one of the very first Android apps optimized for Google TV,” says Gilles Raymond, CEO, Mobiles Republic. “We look forward to bringing the world’s most popular news app to the world’s most advanced Smart TV platform.”
News Republic and its sister applications Biz Report, APPY Geek and Glam Life have racked up over three million downloads to date, with over 70 million articles read last month alone. The apps can be found on all major application stores, including iTunes and Android Market.
Mobiles Republic apps are available in eight editions including the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, International (English) and International (Spanish).
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, Biz Report 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.