CretaLive LTD is a management company of news portals which operates at Heraklion from 2010. The most known portal of the company, the cretalive.gr, offers daily to over 30,000 readers the most valid news on Crete.
Due to the growing readership of cretalive.gr especially through the various new technology devices (smartphone, iPhone, iPad tablet &) the company sought the help of Netmechanics to develop an application for use solely on these devices which will provide similar capabilities like the most famous informative applications, such as the BBC. The functional requirements of the application were specific:
- the application will have to be compatible with the operating systems iOS & Android
- ought to be responsive for devices of all sizes, mobile & tablet
Furthermore, the application should allow the user to choose the order of the news in his device according to the topic as well as to leave a comment or send a photo to be published on a specific column in the Portal.
The solution was given from Netmechanics by developing two applications: one for Android-powered devices and one for iOS.
With the new applications the company now is able:
• to reach younger readers among whom is widespread the use of smartphones and tablets.
• to increase even more the number of readers.
• to offer specialized custom news for mobile and tablet users.