ListenNews: A one-stop shop for news that matters5 years ago Shalini B
With our busy schedules, it seldom becomes quite a challenge to stay abreast with the latest happenings in and around us. While we have always been bragging about the fact that startups have a solution for everything, how could the startup ecosystem miss out on bringing news feeds on the go?
ListenNews is one such one stop solution for all the news that matter to you in any language. It is a place where one can listen to his/her preferred news on the go. With this startup, forget the hassle of browsing through tons of articles to find what you need and get rid of reading exhaustive news articles. All thanks to ListenNews, you can now listen to the latest happenings while driving, working out or even in the shower.
The birth of ListenNews
Sree Harsha Uddandam spent 7 years in US. While he had a busy professional life, he didn’t get enough time to stay on top of the daily news. On top of it, he knew that he was wasting almost one hour of his daily time in commuting to office and eventually got tired of listening to the same songs and ads on the radio. That’s when he began to tickle his creative mind and wondered how nice it would be if he could get to listen to the latest news while driving? That’s when the idea struck him and he began his research.
How does the service work?
All you have to do is download the app on your Android smartphone. Once you have it on your fingertip, the app will allow you to listen to news of your favorite topics including Business, Technology and Sports. As a user, you can choose your topic of interest and that’s it. Sit back and relax, because the app will curate the articles from the top verified news sources and get the hottest news to you.
- Sree Harsha Uddandam: Co-founder and CEO
- Mounika Uddandam: Co-founder and chief designer
- Dev Vasishta: Android developer
- News to speech app: it downloads RSS feed items (titles and summaries) and plays them using TTS (text to speech)
- Listen the selected feeds of your list, sequentially or mixed by date/time
- Listen full article shaking your device (works only with websites optimized for this task)
- Simple user interface with comfortable buttons to update and listen the news with just 1 click
- Multiple language TTS support (require voices for each language installed)
- The news the app works offline (but not the “listen full article” function)
The trio team is currently bootstrapped and the best part? They just launched a week ago and they already have a traction of 50 downloads.
Kudos team! You guys have really solved a real time problem for most of the working clan of professionals. All the best for all your future endeavors.
What are you waiting for? Click here and download the app NOW!