Sinisa Jovanovic, technology director and head of software development at ITWeb
The apps are available for download for free from both the Store
(for both iPhone and the iPad) and Android Market
Developed by ITWeb's software team, led by technology director Sinisa Jovanovic, the apps provide access to all the latest IT and business news from ITWeb Online, while on the go.
"As a new media publisher, we must keep up with the changing needs and habits of our readers. We are fortunate to have an in-house team of top developers who have made our content available on all mobile platforms," says Jovan Regasek, ITWeb founder and CEO.
"We could have launched our apps much sooner, by outsourcing the development or buying off-the-shelf products," adds Regasek. "We prefer, however, to do all our application development in-house. It gives us freedom to innovate and full control of how we present our content."
Launched in October last year, the apps are constantly being updated. According to Jovanovic, new features to look forward to are the addition of notifications and subscriptions for news or jobs alerts, as well as sharing capabilities for social media platforms.
Sticking to the iconic ITWeb colours of red, white and black, the apps offer a condensed version of the ITWeb online experience. Readers can browse through content categories, including top news, editor's choice, readers' choice, world news, company news, industry insights, columns and video. They also have the ability to comment on articles via Disqus, just as on ITWeb's Web site.
"We took a no-frills approach to make accessing ITWeb's rich and abundant content quick and easy on any tablet or cellphone," says Jovanovic.
Other apps currently available from ITWeb are the iPhone and iPad apps for subscribers of Brainstorm
, the monthly magazine for business technology decision-makers.
Coming soon, according to Jovanovic, is the ITWeb Pro app that will offer a customisable mash of content from across ITWeb's offerings, including iWeek, Brainstorm, jobs from CareerWeb and blogs from My Digital Life.About ITWeb
ITWeb is South Africa's leading technology-focused publisher, with media products and services that span online, print and events.
ITWeb's online platforms reach over 200 000 unique readers a month and service a large client base through its Virtual Press Office offering.
ITWeb's print titles include Brainstorm
and a series of ITWeb Informatica
Its events, such as BI Summit
and IT Security Summit
, provide a networking and knowledge exchange platform, addressing prevailing business technology trends and issues.
ITWeb also owns a number of related online businesses - an online recruitment service CareerWeb, a social media platform MyDigitalLife, as well as other industry portals such as defenceWeb and iFashion.www.itweb.co.za
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