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EdServ offers educational services on mobile

PTI Chennai | Updated on June 21, 2011

Education services company EdServ has forayed into the mobile application space by launching “HumThum.com” that can be accessed anywhere, anytime from a smartphone.

HumThum.com has been developed in-house by EdServ which provides educational support services like doubt clearing, tutor search and assessments, career services and local area-based services (for students) a company statement here said.

“With the rapid adoption of smartphones in India, especially among the students segment, we believe we have a clear first mover advantage with the launch of this first-of-its-kind educational mobile applications whereby we have moved our entire educational content to the mobile enabling students to access our educational services anytime, anywhere,” the EdServ Chairman, Mr S. Giridharan, said.

Stating that the company has invested $one million over the last two years on developing the application, Mr Giridharan said the application would initially be available in Samsung smartphones and would later be extended to other phones.

“This service will be available in Samsung smartphones, but our objective is to offer this service in all mobile phones. We will also tie up with mobile operators (for offering this service),” he said.

The Chennai-based company is aiming at Rs 200-crore revenue over the next three years from this initiative, he added.

Published on June 21, 2011

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