Rediff.com Launches New Redesigned Website Sporting a New Tiled Interface to
Capitalize on Growing Usage of Mobile Devices Such as Smartphones and
New feature rich homepage with images and videos, designed to enhance user
experience and improve use and functionality for handheld touch screen devices
MUMBAI, India -- April 29, 2013
Rediff.com India Limited (Nasdaq: REDF), India’s leading online provider of
news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services today
released the latest version of its Rediff.com website, featuring a new and
enhanced homepage sporting a tiled interface.
The Rediff homepage in its new avatar brings alive an assortment of content
and services using the contemporary grid layout that is visually rich. Each
unit of the grid features the latest information photographs and videos,
giving it a more interactive and image-friendly appearance. Featuring 30
headlines, the new homepage offers a wide assortment of relevant news items
from across sections like News and Politics, Business, Movies, Get Ahead,
Cricket and Sports. Additionally, Rediff’s e-commerce platform, a fast-growing
segment for Rediff, also gets a boost with a large footprint on the homepage
to capitalize on the growing usage of e-commerce platforms throughout India.
This new design is based on user feedback and provides a seamless experience
on personal computers and laptops as well as touchscreen handheld devices like
tablets and smartphones.
Ajit Balakrishnan, Chairman and CEO, Rediff.com said, “The Indian internet
user base is quickly moving to consuming our services on various types of
mobile devices, whether at home or on the go. As a result, this transition
required us to take a fresh and innovative view of how our users are likely to
interact with our portal. Our new tiled interface is a step towards making it
easy for a rapidly growing segment of users who access our website from
tablet-like touch screen devices. We have also redesigned the site in terms of
providing users with the content and imagery they desire on our home page,
while adding more e-commerce options, which have been in higher demand from
this growing population. We believe the steps we’ve taken will enhance the
overall user experience and, over time, contribute to a growing Rediff user
base and more widespread adoption of the Rediff brand.”
To experience the new Rediff.com website, visit http://www.rediff.com
About Rediff India:
Rediff India (NASDAQ: REDF) is one of the premier worldwide online providers
of news, information, communication, entertainment and shopping services for
Indians worldwide. Founded in 1996, Rediff.com is headquartered in Mumbai,
India with offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and New York.
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