MASVINGO – TellZim News, the fastest growing community newspaper for Masvingo province and the southern region of the country, has launched an Android phone application to enable readers to access stories on its website at a very minimal cost.
The application, which was designed by a local computer programmer Tinashe Mangoro, is now ready for use and is downloadable at Google Play Store.
TellZim News editor Passmore Kuzipa confirmed the development saying the software will go a long way in assisting our avid readers to access our website at a minimal cost.
"This is the first of its kind among community newspapers; we always think of ways to promote access to information so that people make decisions from an informed point. We decided to come up with the application after realizing that it was expensive to access news websites using android phones. The free download application allows cellphone users with the android operating system to easily access TellZim News via their mobile phones," said Kuzipa.
He added that TellZim News is in the process of developing another application for the iPhone Operating System and Windows Phones.
Commenting on the iPhone and Windows application, Mangoro said the software will be launched any time soon.
"As a programmer, I am aware that there are other smartphone users who do not use Android. I therefore assure IOS and Windows software users that applications that are compatible with their devices will soon be available for free. The idea is to enable readers to have more convenient and cheaper access to their favourite weekly newspaper," Mangoro said.news