Archive for August, 2011

De Standaard HD on iPad: a success after launch!

The new iPad optimised app of De Standaard hit in no time the top of the download charts in the Apple app store. With overall very positive feedback, we can call the app a big success.

Check out the below (Dutch) reviews and comments. And try the app yourself, to see it with your own eyes! Link app store.

Review on The Mobile Revolution – link

Review by Captain Gadget on radio station Studio Brussel – link

Review {DefV}’s rant – link

Some reactions on Twitter 

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De Standaard launches new iPad optimised edition

Today, De Standaard presented a new iPad version of its digital newspaper. De Standaard 3 is a revolution in mobile publishing and unique in its kind in the Benelux. It sets the benchmark for all future news tablet applications.

Next to the regular pdf version, users can switch to a specific tablet designed version of the paper, optimised for the iPad. Articles are structured in a clever way to fit the screen and offer a unique reading and handling experience. The content is instantly available without any scrolling or pinching. The readers get their news as they are used to, but can experience the uniqueness of the iPad. Simple touch and swipe handlings will allow to browse through the content. A well designed news overview makes it also very easy to jump directly to the desired section.

The importancy of news photos is given a central place in the application. At startup, the app shows the most important news images of the day. De Standaard 3 lets you also view, with a simple click, all the images of the newspaper and more in a superb full screen quality.

MobileWeb was responsible for the development of the app and the technical implementation.

The iPad app is available for free in the App Store. Download it today to experience the best of De Standaard in word and image.

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2deScherm now available with an interactive program guide

Today, SBSBelgium released an important update of its 2deScherm application on iPad, iPhone, iPod & Android. The app goes beyond its initial target group of ‘Komen Eten’ or ‘Huizenjacht’ and integrates now an interactive electronic program guide (EPG).

With the start of the new TV season, 2deScherm expands its functionalities towards the whole Flemish TV audience. The app does not only give an overview of the programs of VT4 and VijfTV, but also integrates other dutch speaking channels (één, canvas, VTM, NED1, …).

When opening the iPad app, the user will see a clever designed TV grid. Other than similar EPG apps, 2deScherm uses appealing pictures to visualize the individual formats. This results in a beautiful mosaic effect. In addition, behind every picture (or program) there is a specific page related to the TV show including: pictures, videos, content description, a chat and Twitter wall.

The 2deScherm user can also give ratings on TV shows. The overall ratings are visible on the TV grid. This will motivate people to select TV programs not only on content or popularity, but also following the ratings of other 2deScherm users. A new way of watching TV !

Next to the new EPG module, the existing formats of ‘Komen Eten’ and ‘Huizenjacht’ continue with new episodes starting today.

MobileWeb was in charge for the development of the application and broadens with it, its portfolio in Social TV mobile applications.

The 2deScherm app is available on iPad and iPhone, the Android app will be updated later this week.

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MobileWeb supports SMS action for Africa. SMS ‘ja’ – ‘oui’ to 4666

The Horn of Africa is currently hit by one of the severest droughts in 20 years. 12 million people are at risk of starvation as the drought and famine intensifies across Somalia, Ethiopia, North of Kenya and Djibouti. The UN says this could lead to the biggest world food crisis of the 21st century and the different aid organizations are in need of  big support to help the victims.

The 4666 SMS action is a joint initiative of MobileWeb, KPN Group Belgium/Base, Mobistar, Proximus and Telenet and aims to raise money for the different aid organizations.

For every SMS message with the keyword ‘ja’ or ‘oui’ to 4666, 1euro is donated to the organizations. The Belgian mobile operators work together for this project and they support on the services of MobileWeb for the technical part.

Help the victims and send ‘ja’ – ‘oui’ to 4666

More info on http://www.sms4666.be/

Press release Dutch French

http://www.sms4666.be/