• SCOOP Added Feature for Blind People
  • SCOOP Added Feature for Blind People

The Indonesian news aggregator application created by Apps Foundry, SCOOP News just days ago announced that they have added new features that could help or being friendly to users who are disabled or people with special needs, such as the visually impaired. In this latest version, the application has been pinned SCOOP News navigation feature with specific control through the help of voice over control button, the existing technologies in modern smartphones and has been used by many applications such as Google Now. Through this new feature, your smartphone can read the news and said every action performed by users. Additionally, users can still submit comments and share news to social media networks. How cool is that?

“The development of this feature is created and motivated by the users of SCOOP News, those who are blind. They send an e-mail to us and ask to develop a friendly features for the visually impaired. At that time, we realized that the news turned out to have become everyone’s needs, including the disabled and the blind,” said Ellen Nio who is the Vice President of SCOOP News. Furthermore she explained that, “We do not want the physical limitations become a bottleneck in getting the latest information. Therefore, we designed the SCOOP News by observing universal functions that can be enjoyed by both visual and audio.”

Currently, the SCOOP News has gathers news from more than 200 sources of Indonesian news portal. With the integration of widgets, now the latest news can be accessed directly without having to open the application. Users can add this widget on iOS devices 8 within Todays’s Notification and Android users on its home screen. Statistically, they have been downloaded eighty thousand times with Daily Active Users by 50% and total access to 1.7 million times. A total of 63% using this app on Android while the rest are iOS users. User demographics dominated by men and comes from such major cities in Indonesia such as Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya. For further information about SCOOP News and they new feature, feel free to visit their official site here.

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