Tiruchirapalli: Chennai based EdServ, the country’s largest mobile based education service support company, has entered into an agreement with Nokia, the largest manufacturer of handsets in the world to provide its education content on Nokia smartphones worldwide.
“Nokia has approved our HumThum apps for hosting the apps in Nokia Ovi apps store and the apps is now available to run inside all Nokia smart phones”, S. Giridharan, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), EdServ told the news agency here on Wednesday.
“This tie up will enable students to use our wide range of educational content including tuition, academics, skill development, and test prep services, that has till now been available on our flagship education and career portal www.lampsglow.com, quite comfortably on the Nokia smart phones through the HumThum apps”, he said.
File photo of Nokia E90 Communicator
This will help students to learn as well as tap career opportunities by accessing the HumThum apps anywhere anytime from their Nokia smart phone.
EdServ’s HumThum apps even has a PDF converter that will change the Nokia smart phone to a mobile scanner or a photocopier. HumThum app has a ‘Talking Dictionary’ that will provide pronunciation and meaning of any English word. Humthum also helps users to design, host and update their own personal or business website from the mobile phone.
Giridharan said that “EdServ has already garnered over 2.5lakh users on lampsglow.com, out of which over 50% was from mobile segment. EdServ is targeting a subscribed user base of 1 crore for its mobile apps by end of next year.”
EdServ is also in talks with other leading mobile manufacturers as well to expand its reach in the mobile education segment. As a pioneer in mobile based education from kinder garden to post graduate level, EdServ believes their reach is seamless, he said.
EdServ, which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange, ended quarter one with revenues of Rs 26.69 crore and net profit of Rs 7.31 crore, he said.