Thursday, May 15, 2014

Amar Chitra Katha Comics Enter the World of Apps

Via The Hindu

Recently launched, the ACK Comics app is just another, and perhaps a quicker way to access the over 300 titles of the comics many of us grew up on. The app is free, and while it was already available for Windows 8, it can now be downloaded on the iOS and Android platforms. Launched on the second edition of Free Comic Book Day, ACK also celebrated the event by enabling the app's users to download 10 free titles over the two day celebration.

Redesigned and renewed to ensure that their digital format is both easy to read and well-formatted, the comics can be accessed in both the flip-book mode as well as the panel by panel mode. The reading experience, complete with the touch screen facility, is bound to change, and for the better.


Of course, this is a move that seeks to bring a new crop of readers to ACK, and targets a generation that is comfortable with Kindles, Smart-phones and tablets. With more and more books being printed across platforms and mediums, ACK has entered the fray slightly late, but with the titles both affordable and easily accessible, should be making up for lost time soon enough.

Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of the app comes in the form of accessibility, and makes these legendary comics available for a global readership. ACK has been, over the years, widening its reach by publishing the comics in a number of regional languages including Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Tamil. This push into the digital medium serves as yet another way to increase readership.


Image Source : ACK Comics

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