First is the ‘vertical format’ feature which ensures a deeply personal and engaging HD live video streaming experience optimised for portrait viewing on mobile phones.
This feature relies on the debate production being specially produced and streamed in real-time in a video format.
Written entirely in Kotlin with an extremely tiny memory footprint of just 3.6 MB, gives it its third feature of being the lightest English news app.
Republic TV founder and editor in chief Arnab Goswami said, “Republic has been on super-fast expansion spree - we launched the channel in May, the website in July and now the app in November.
There was high drama in their locality, here, after the three, including two sisters, one 13 years old and the other of seven, and another 12-year-old girl living in the neighbourhood, went missing from their homes around 5pm on Monday.
One of the families found a note pasted on the refrigerator, saying they will have to shell out Rs 50 crore for safety of their daughters.
Second is the ‘interactive format’ feature where the app users can directly engage and talk to Arnab Goswami, anchors and panellists on Live TV.
This technological innovation will allow users to participate in on-air debates in real-time by expressing their opinion and immediately respond to breaking news stories on-air.
With the app, Republic has established itself as a media -tech company which reflects in our new tagline – Republic- Digital. Media.” Republic World COO Jay Chauhan said, “Since our inception earlier this year, we’ve been focused on newer ways of driving engagement with our content and delivering the best possible user experience.
Cops said teams were constituted to look for girls.
Police's task was made easier as two of the girls had working mobile phones.
They then put the note on the refrigerator, took Rs 2,600 and left home.
From rocking the ratings chart in launch week itself to going international, the channel has added one more accomplishment to its kitty. Claiming to be the lightest on phone storage but ‘heaviest on news’, there are three unique features.
Division Number two SHO Gurwinder Singh said one of the girls, daughter of a milk shop owner, used to watch television serials and was highly impressed with Shabbir Ahluwalia (who plays the role of Abhi in a series).