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Microsoft and Amar Chitra Katha launch the official 'ACK Comics' app exclusively on Windows 8

Posted By : Animation Galaxy    At 23-12-2013 19:02:43


Tags : Microsoft    Amar Chitra Katha     ACK Comics    Windows 8    

Now enjoy Amar Chitra Katha comic titles on Windows 8 tablets and notebooks

Microsoft Corporation (India) Private Ltd. and Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd. today launched the first official Amar Chitra Katha comic application, ‘ACK COMICS’ exclusively for Windows 8 tablets and notebooks. With this free app, developed by Ninestars’ App9 Digital Studio, consumers can now instantly browse, buy, download and read hundreds of old favorites as well as the latest titles from Amar Chitra Katha, on the go.

Speaking at the launch, Vineet Durani, Director - Windows Phone Business Group, Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. said, “At Microsoft, we are constantly looking for ways to boost the apps offering and make it more relevant for the consumer. This is yet another step in that direction. Amar Chitra Katha comics are an Indian childhood staple and we are sure consumers will be delighted with the addition of this app to their tablets and notebooks.”

Amar Chitra Katha is India’s favorite storyteller. A legendary household name in India, Amar Chitra Katha is synonymous with Indian fables from the great epics, mythology, history, literature and oral folktales. With more than 400 comics in 20 languages that have sold over 90 million copies to date, Amar Chitra Katha is a cultural phenomenon, popular across the world.

ACK Comics app will be available exclusively on the Windows 8 platform for the first month. The Editor's Pick of five comics - Shakuntala, Birbal the Wise, Tirupati, Tenzing Norgay and Anant Pai will be available free of cost to Windows 8 users. In addition, there will be three more comic titles, again available free, even after the first month -. The free app will bring the entire library of Amar Chitra Katha titles to Windows 8 users in a downloadable, easy-to-read format. Consumers can read their comics on multiple devices using a single user account in either Flipbook mode (standard, page by page) or Panel-by-Panel mode (for ease of reading on smaller devices).

"We are very excited about the launch of ACK Comics, Amar Chitra Katha's first digital comic store app in association with Microsoft. We have always been pioneering new avenues and media channels to tell our stories. Digitalization of Amar Chitra Katha was the next step towards making our comics available to the net savvy Gen Z. With the launch of the ACK Comics App, we can now reach out to millions of readers who can access the vast treasure of Indian storytelling on their fingertips. Every title has been painstakingly renewed to provide a superb digital reading experience. Our ACK fans have always supported us and we look forward to a warm response from our customers for this app as well", said Mr. Manas Mohan, COO, ACK Media.

To download the Amar Chitra Katha App for Windows 8, users can

The Windows Store now has over 100,000 apps, with over 250 million downloads worldwide. 

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