Being the official external broadcasting institution for the US Federal Government, Voice of America sought to extend their audience reach. In hopes of creating social communities among natives, VOA wanted to develop iPhone and Android applications for their Chinese and Russian news websites.
After design and development, Mindgrub presented VOA with a mobile application that displayed top news from either Chinese or Russian websites, depending on the language the app is being viewed in. Mindgrub’s design team created an aesthetically appealing application that coincided with VOA’s brand identity. In addition to pulling news from various RSS feeds, the application also plays back audio and video news clips and allows users to bookmark articles and create custom playlists. The application also has an option to submit news to VOA by uploading images or videos.