Let me make this clear. If you live anywhere near South Asia or Western Africa, or you have any kind of interest linked to these areas or in developing a news app then read on. Otherwise, you're probably better off reading a book. Oh wait! No, if you're into books then you might actually also want to stick around.
The informed man
NewsHunt is primarily an initiative to deliver news in a timely fashion all over India. So in case your local news-stand is lacking fresh cellulose then you might want to fire up that 3G network.
NewsHunt features two big sections, News and Books. The News section features current articles grouped under categories and source. The general rule is one picture per article. While viewing it you can change the font size and background color. Is good to note also that you can change the region in the main screen to see the articles related to India, Bangladesh or Africa.
The Books section is fairly interesting. The main screen features all of the highlights but you can also search for specific titles or explore categories. You can also start reading your purchased books from here. Books that you purchase will be linked to an account that you create. And you should create an account before downloading anything because all books are stored in NewsHunt's temporary folder and get wiped out once in a while.
- Localized news (from India, Bangladesh, Ghana, Congo and Nigeria)
- E-book store and reader
The e-book reader can navigate chapters and bookmarks, is able to change the font size and background colour and is generally comfortable to use. Also the first purchase comes with a huge discount (usually 95%).
Newshunt is a good option if you need to be news-fed often or if you want to browse an alternative e-book market.