This week Appy Geek attended the 3rd Annual Lovie Awards at the London ISO to collect the awards for Best News App on both smartphone and tablet.
Appy Geek also picked up the Peoples Lovie in both these categories, which was voted for by the Appy Geek readers – a big thank you to them! It was announced on stage that Appy Geek got more votes to win than any other entrant, of which there seems to be hundreds, so we are really proud of all the support we got from our readers.
The mission of the Lovie Awards is to recognise the unique and resonant nature of the European internet community – from Europe’s top web and creative networks and content publishers to cultural and political organisations and bedroom bloggers. To see the rest of the winners and more photos from the event, head over to http://www.lovieawards.eu
It’s an incredible year for News Republic and Appy Geek in the US! To show off our success, the Mobiles Republic team proudly displayed News Republic and Appy Geek to the press at Pepcom 2013.
Sasha Pave and Jody Privette-Young represented Mobiles Republic as they demonstrated the award-winning news apps to the 190 reporters in attendance.
Series B Investment from Intel Capital, XAnge Private Equity, and Creathor Venture Empowers News App Maker to Expand in the US and Internationally, and to Further Enhance Award Winning Apps
San Francisco, California, October 22, 2013 - Mobiles Republic®, a leading global syndicator of trusted news apps for mobile devices, today announced at the Intel Capital Global Summit that it has secured US$6 million in funding in a round led by Intel Capital. This Series B investment also includes a second round from XAnge Private Equity and Creathor Venture, and will support Mobiles Republic’s product development, expansion in the US, as well as its marketing and global sales efforts worldwide.
“Mobiles Republic is already one of the major news aggregator apps targeted at mobile platforms. Having multilingual support and a rich semantic engine, we see this is a best in class application with great international growth possibilities,” said Marcos Battisti, Managing Director for Intel Capital, Western Europe and Israel. “Their real-time semantic engine allows advanced personalized filtering and context aware advertising, which provides a very powerful value proposition towards advertisers & publishers.”
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At Mobiles Republic, we are proud to announce that Appy Geek, our tech news app, was honored in two categories by the judges in the 3rd Annual Lovie Awards!
Adjudicated and presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the Lovie Awards are the leading European awards honoring excellence on the Internet.
Appy Geek won the Lovies in two categories by taking Bronze in both:
- Mobile & Applications – News.
- Mobile & Applications – News: Tablets.
In addition, Appy Geek won in the same two categories in the People’s Lovie Awards, which are decided by fans around the world voting online!
Thank you for all the great support you gave us!
Appy Geek, our Tech news app has been selected as a Finalist in the 3rd Annual Lovie Awards in the « News » & »News: Tablet » category!
As a Finalist, our app has been selected as one of the best in Europe in its category, and is competing for the industry’s two most sought-after awards: The Lovie Award and The People’s Lovie Award.
While the Academy selects the Gold, Silver and Bronze Lovie Winners, every Lovie Finalist is up for a People’s Lovie Award as chosen by the voting public.
This is where we need you all to show us your Love by voting for Appy Geek in the People’s Lovie Awards!
Process is simple! Just follow this link https://www.peopleslovie.eu/#news-2 and vote for Appy Geek in « News » & « News: Tablet ». Don’t forget first to sign in and to confirm your vote!
It has been a BIG year for video games so far – And we love that!
As the #1 gaming news app, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to cover Europe’s biggest video games show, Gamescom!
For all those who couldn’t make it to Cologne, we put together a ‘Gamescom’ Special Edition to make it easy for our Appy Gamer readers to follow all the announcements and developments as they happened.
We also wanted to share our love of gaming, so we went to Gamescom, met 15,000 gaming addicts and chatted to them about, guess what… gaming!
We’ve been asked many times from our readers « why don’t you guys add comments to your apps? We’d love to react within the app to the news.«
So we’ve been digging for the best solution to implement comments. After quite some time benchmarking, testing and retesting, we came up with what we think is the best solution for our readers: Facebook comments.
To test the water we have just released Appy Gamer and Sports Republic (iOS and Android) with this great new feature and are pleased to see the readers welcome this improvement straight away.
Comments will roll out to our other apps News Republic, Appy Geek and GLAMLIFE very soon – we hope this feature will be the building block for creating a great community of news lovers within our apps.
Mobiles Republic has just launched its popular app for technology news consumers, Appy Geek™ in China.
The free app is now available online for download in the Chinese App Store® for iPad® and iPhone®, and is also available for Android smartphone and tablets across various Android stores in China.
Mobiles Republic has also opened its new office in Beijing, and put in place new strategic partnerships with leading Chinese-language content providers Sina, Engadget China, ifeng, Silidot, and Xianguo.
Visit the Appy Geek Chinese website for more details (in Chinese).
We have introduced a killer feature to all our apps since our last update: the Offline browsing mode. How does it work ?
Easy! When you know that you’re going to be running out of connection but you still wish to read your latest news (i.e transportation, beach, trekking…), you can download the topics you wish to read later.
For this, go to settings and choose Offline browsing mode. Select which of your topics you would like to access while offline browsing and start downloading them (tip: downloading images increases the time needed to download the content – use this option when on Wi-Fi only).
Told you, easy peasy!
It seems everyone has an app store now, but this is one of the most unusual we’ve seen… an app store on a tram!
Berlin´s first App-Tram is rolling through the capital’s traffic for 3 months to present up to 100 domestic and international iPhone and iPad apps.
News Republic is part of this first rolling App Store, where pedestrians and tram users can reach a link list on the web via a QR code.
So if you’re spending some time in Berlin, look out for the Tram!