Microsoft has teamed up with Amar Chitra Katha to launch the first official Amar Chitra Katha comic app dubbed ACK Comics, exclusively for Windows 8 tablets and notebooks. It’s a free app developed by Ninestars’ App9 Digital Studio, which allows windows 8 users to instantly browse, buy, download and read hundreds of old favorites as well as the latest titles from Amar Chitra Katha, on the move.
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 to these, there would be three more comic titles that will be free for use even after the first month.
Exclusive to Windows 8 devices
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).
Amar Chitra Katha, a legendary household name in India, is synonymous with Indian fables from the great epics, mythology, history, literature and oral folktales. It has more than 400 comics in 20 languages and has sold over 90 million copies to date.
"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 Manas Mohan, COO, ACK Media.