In a rather confusing post on Hirunews.lk, Hiru TV unveiled that their TV Mobile App had ranked among from world’s top 40 entries in the World Summit Awards (WSA) mobile, the global competition organized by various factions within the United Nation as per the United Nations’ World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Plan of Action.
The Hiru TV app was built by Lotus Technologies, which seems to be the company behind the entire selection of news and media apps for Hiru TV and its afliate channels. As of now, it sits beside Five (Latvia), NewsHunt (India), Now (Lebanon) and Lifenews (Russia). Apparently, it will be awarded in February at the WSA mobile Global Congress in Abu Dhabi. Interestingly, it was also the only media app from Sri Lanka to compete at WSA Mobiel.
The app in question brings the Hiru TV channel to a smartphone, along with a few others – music, uploading your own videos and so on. Despite having only 750-odd downloads (as of the time of writing), the app certainly shows promise. It’s available on the Google Play store for download.