Last month, Times Internet, the digital venture of The Times Group, India's largest media group, launched a news app that went under our radar. News Point App brings you a comprehensive news experience from the group's regional language publications.
The app features breaking news, latest headlines, trending stories, and in-depth coverage of sports, entertainment, business, and technology from Navbharat Times (Hindi), Ei Samay Sangbadpatra (Bangla), NGS (Gujarati), Maharashtra Times (Marathi), and Vijaya Karnataka (Kannada).
At the first launch, you need to specify the publication/language you prefer, and then read the stories in Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, and Marathi.
The features a neat user experience, with tiles for navigating to different categories or section. While reading an article, you can share it by mail or via the social sharing framework of Windows Phone. You can also add your comments to any article from within the app.
News Point App is a great attempt to offer news content from vernacular publications in a single, integrated app. Although ad-supported, it's a free app, and you should give it a whirl.