Kolkata, 27th April 2020 – hoichoi, as a platform, has always treated customers as its number one priority. Keeping in mind to provide extra benefits, hoichoi has turned its mobile website into a Progressive Web App (PWA) for its users.
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are the latest innovation to deliver superior user experience on the web specially on the mobile web. It brings the best of the web and the best of the hoichoi native app experience together! It leverages advance web technologies to offer a mobile web experience that loads fast, uses less data, and re-engages users in various ways. This light-weight version of the app helps deliver a seamless experience on a mobile home screen as its full screen similar to a native app. Users will also experience options to add hoichoi on their home-screen through the “Add to Home-screen” feature along with faster page loading and quicker interaction.
The idea behind this interface is that there are many customers of hoichoi who still use 2G and 3G networks, and many do not have phones with enough memory or space to download the hoichoi app but still wish to explore its content. PWA ensures that even with a low-data package, or a device which will not support heavy files, you can still watch your favourite movies & web series on hoichoi through the mobile browser as a light-weight version of a native app.
Vishnu Mohta, the Co-Founder of hoichoi said, “We have customers from all over the World, including from local Tier 2 and Tier 3 regions. Most of the time they are not able to use phones with a large enough memory to support entertainment OTT platforms, but they are keen on watching content online. Our focus is customer priority, hence, it’s important to make everyone get the best user-experience. To manifest this, we launched Progressive Web App (PWA) on our mobile website for less friction for these users who do not have the app. There are more advantages of PWA – one doesn’t need to update the app regularly as it is a mobile browser thus, updates happen automatically. Users don’t need to go through the trouble of downloading the app, simply a search on their browser will suffice and also, using the ‘Add to Home-screen’ feature, users can keep add hoichoi to their mobile screens. Even for our users, who might not be able to get high data packs, can easily use even a 2G network to watch content on hoichoi”.
Head of Technology, Aloke Majumdar said, “We’re a technology company, and we’re always determined about using the latest technology to enhance and improve experiences of our users. With the new hoichoi PWA, we’ve developed a robust, technically advanced web app that performs as good as the hoichoi native app. Users who wish to access hoichoi using their browser, will find a fast app-like user experience and when they return, the mobile browser loads almost instantly, even on slower networks.”
The hoichoi PWA is live for users now, so everyone can start witnessing its various benefits and a smoother viewing experience on mobile browsers. The user needs to type ‘hoichoi.tv’ on its mobile browser and can access the PWA version of the app!
hoichoi is a leading Bengali entertainment platform with over 2,000+ hours of Movies, exclusive Original Series, Songs, Music Videos and more. hoichoi aims to take the best of Bengali content globally and connect the 250+ million Bengalis residing worldwide to their roots. With features like Offline Download, AD free Seamless Viewing Experience, unlimited HD Video Streaming, Bilingual Interface (English & Bengali), Multi-Device Capability and English subtitles – one can download the hoichoi App from Android (http://bit.ly/AndroidHCDownload) and iOS App Stores (http://bit.ly/iTunesHCDownload) to watch on their Mobile Phones, as well as on Desktop/Laptop through www.hoichoi.tv and on TVs through Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
Founded in 2017, it is SVF New Media’s maiden venture. hoichoi is headed by Co-Founder Vishnu Mohta who is also the Executive Director of SVF.
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