Chennai: Malayala Manorama mobile app has won the prestigious Wan-Ifra's South Asian Digital Media bronze award for the best news mobile service category. The award took into consideration aspects including content, presentation of news and innovation.
Manorama Online assistant content producer Amin Seethy received the award from MD and CEO of ABP Pvt. Ltd, D.D. Purkayastha and WAN-IFRA CEO Thomas Jacob at a function in Chennai.
Manorama's news app are also available for platforms such as Amazon's Alexa and Apple Watch.
The South Asian Digital Media Awards 2017 presented by WAN-IFRA recognize publishers who have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today.
Manorama Online, a digital pioneer and a market leader in Kerala, has won more than a score national and global recognition in the 20 years of its existence including the best news website in South Asia in 2016. Onmanorama, its English portal, too came third in the same category last year.
Onmanorama is the news destination for the global Malayalee to know everything about Kerala, and offers a complete news experience right from breaking news, mobile-friendly content, and analyses and columns by opinion leaders. It also presents a rich non-news experience through popular channels like travel, food, entertainment.
The site gives readers a rich multimedia experience through short videos, 360 degree videos, podcasts and slideshows.
Apart from news, Manorama Online offers a bouquet of 18 channels that include highly popular ones like movies and entertainment, automobiles, technology, sports, astrology, and faith, among others. The portal offers hyper-local news through its widely read Chuttuvattom channel, which also features obituaries, user comments and the best photos from the Malayala Manorama daily’s photographers.
Manorama Online has partnered with global leaders to build the technology infrastructure for its growth. The portal leverages Adobe’s content management system, Akamai’s content delivery network and Amazon’s Web services, which offer highly scalable architecture for growth in both the web and mobile space.