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Seven popular hyperlocal news websites and applications in India

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In the fast-paced life that people lead, it becomes difficult to keep a track of all that is happening in their neighbourhood. There are quite a few hyperlocal news sites and apps that have come up in the recent times that help people keep a tab on what is happening in their locality and also in the language of their choice. Here is a list of seven apps/ sites that we think are really useful in keeping track of all the news in your city.

Lokal:

Lokal news app focuses on Indian local news, across several beats and genres. The app provides real-time updates on public news, hyperlocal content and job notifications from Indian states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It is currently available in Telugu and Tamil and caters to more than 1M subscribers in India. The news is provided in both audio and video formats.

Way2News:

Touted as one of the popular short news apps in India, Way2News updates the latest information and news about different parts of India, but in 8 Indian languages. (Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bangla and Gujarati). Besides news, the app also focuses on viral videos, share spiritual-quotes, swipe through digital magazines, photo galleries and more.

Mumbai Live:

Started in 2016, Mumbai Live’s singular aim is to bring everything that matters to Mumbaikars on a digital platform. The news publication is available in three languages – English, Hindi, and Marathi – and offers everything from news, information to the latest happenings in the city, political coverage, entertainment, lifestyle, local sports, etc. The team is constant at serving new-age content that uniquely connects its people to the city, and helps one get around Mumbai.

Circle – Agra

Circle news app promises local news and updates on all the important things happening around the neighbourhood, be it events, local jobs and functions. The aim of the app is to connect the local community. Besides news, the app also offers features like opinion, poll, questions to/for community member/neighbour, events, tips etc.

Awaaz

Awaaz app is popular in North India, as the publication offers local Hindi news videos from important districts and tehsils of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand & Rajasthan. The app provides state-wide news, updates and local event information. Besides news, the app’s popularity includes information mandi bhav, farmer issues, weather updates, government updates, horoscope, etc.

Public Vibe:

Public Vibe is a hyperlocal community news platform, which offers verified local news to international news. The app focuses on news coverage from several districts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Simplicity

Touted as world’s first Urban Intelligence Platform, SimpliCity launched first in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and the unique platform caters to the people of Coimbatore. The idea of the app is to ensure Everybody can report news directly from SimpliCity, with a design that enables the people to report and share information real-time. The team plans to expand soon in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin.

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