Geo Mobile launched – great job Team SeenReport!
January 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm
Innovation has been key to the work that has been done by the See ‘n Report
team over the past few years. The See ‘n Report product has won several awards since its launch. It has also been able to attract funding in a country where funding for startups is really quite difficult. If you meet Sharjeel, Yaser and Adil and their mentor/advisor Umar Saif at the Saif Center for Innovation in Lahore, you will understand why. They are highly energized, greatly motivated and always thinking out of the box. Like any startup, there are no fixed working hours. An idea emerges, is brainstormed and various things are tried out to determine what will work and what won’t. Dedicated, focused work aimed at overcoming technology challenges, is what it is all about.
The latest product that this team has developed is the Official iPhone app for Geo TV. It is a freely downloadable app that allows you to:
- Read latest news from Geo News (geo.tv) and Geo Dost (geodost.tv) on your mobile
- Send videos and pictures directly to Pakistan’s leading news channel
- Watch latest bulletins from Geo Tv and
- Latest citizen contributed videos from around the globe.
The app allows you to see what’s happening in your city and your country when you are traveling. The plan is for Geo News to have a full-fledged Mobile launch powered by See ‘n Report’s Mobile suite. This launch will eventually have coverage spectrum for 500+ cell phones. Some of the applications have already been launched and Geo is now preparing for a formal launch.
The iPhone version has seen tremendous response being the No. 1 Free App on Pakistan’s App store when it was launched – and this was achieved with zero marketing dollars spent. It dropped for a while but is now again seeing an upsurge. People are heavily using all the apps for news and video consumption. To give you an idea, in the first month of the soft launch the Mobile traffic has been 4 times Geodost’s web traffic. All the applications have functionality to read news, watch videos and send videos/pictures directly to geodost.tv. Right now it includes iPhone, Symbian, Blackberry (4.2+, 5.0 and 6.0) and Android. Anyone with any of these phones can go to http://geodost.tv/mobile/download and get the app (at the moment you can only download this app from your mobile phone – a desktop version is being developed now).
The See ‘n Report Mobile platform is designed in such a way that it will give any media organization a full fledged mobile launch within a month with a personalized look and feel so all media organizations out there, pay heed. This is the time to go mobile. This innovate team can help you do it quite seamlessly.
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