Amar Chitra Katha launches ‘ACK Comics’ app for iOS and Android

Amar Chitra Katha appNew Delhi, India, May 8, 2014: Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. announced the worldwide launch of “ACK Comics’, Amar Chitra Katha’s official digital comic store app. The app was first launched on Windows 8 and is now being launched on iOS and Android platforms. The free ‘ACK Comics’ app will give users from all over the world access to the entire range of Amar Chitra Katha titles including the latest blockbusters.

Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. has partnered with Ninestars Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd (www.ninestars.in) to bring the apps alive. As a digital partner to Amar Chitra Katha, Ninestars has designed and developed apps for all three platforms – iOS, Android and Windows 8. The app draws its strength from great content, intuitive experience and is a full-fledged digital comic store. Going further, Ninestars will play an active role in marketing the app worldwide in collaboration with Amar Chitra Katha.

Marking the Free Comic Book weekend on 3rd and 4th May, the users can download 10 comics for free. Each one of the following free comics is iconic and has been selected to suit the ‘current environment’: Chanakya, Ashoka, Akbar, Jawaharlal Nehru and Babasaheb Ambedkar, Birbal, JRD Tata, Subbulakshmi, Ganeshaand the special title on DhyanChand

Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group, said, “Amar Chitra Katha is one of India’s most cherished icons that has created and preserved values and belief systems for generations of Indians. Through its digital presence we would be able to cater to the new generation of Indians. It will also be a perfect vehicle to globalize Indian values and beliefs, that make Indian culture so unique and so fascinating.”

COO Amar Chitra Katha Manas Mohan said, “Amar Chitra Katha is known to be one of the biggest storytellers and is one of the most popular comic book series amongst Indians and NRIs. We are very excited about the launch of ACK Comics, Amar Chitra Katha’s first digital comic store app on Free Comic Book Day. Digitalization of Amar Chitra Katha was the next step towards making our comics available to the net savvy Gen Z. With the launch of the ACK Comics App, we can now reach out to millions of readers who can access the vast treasure of Indian storytelling on their fingertips. Every title has been painstakingly renewed to provide a superb digital reading experience.”

The ACK Comics app is a one-stop destination for the entire range of Amar Chitra Katha digital comics. Users can download and read their comics on multiple devices using a single user account. The digital comic can be read in flipbook mode, which is the standard format of reading page-by-page or panel-by-panel mode for easy reading on smaller devices.

The “ACK COMICS” app is a gateway to India’s most favourite and timeless stories. The app makes the entire Amar Chitra Katha catalogue of digital comics accessible on most tablets and PCs, and hence to millions of homes worldwide. The app has been designed to give users a great reading experience with newly re-coloured and digitally re-mastered comics that look great on digital devices. The app also connects the readers with the ACK editorial team and the larger ACK community”, said Mr. Shubhadeep Bhattacharya, Business Head – Digital, Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
To download the Amar Chitra Katha App for Windows 8, users can visit:

http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/app/ack-comics/d35b8045-7f57-4d58-a746-7c6598e22d36

To download the Amar Chitra Katha App for Android, users can visit:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ns.ack

To download the Amar Chitra Katha App for Apple, users can visit:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ack-comics/id633372668?ls=1&mt=8

To know more about ACK Comics app, please visit:

http://digital.amarchitrakatha.com/

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