PETALING JAYA: “Anywhere”, “anytime”, “portable” and “all editions” were among the many descriptions given to The Star ePaper which goes live today.
Leonard Lee, 32, said the digital newspaper was a convenient and easy way to catch up with the daily news.
“With the ePaper, I can just load it up while I am getting ready for work and read it anywhere and anytime on my smartphone.
“It saves me time in the morning. I particularly like the zoom in and zoom out feature which allows me to read an article according to my chosen font size and the audio feature,” said the legal adviser.
His wife Nicole Sue, 28, also gave the thumbs up to The Star ePaper and was captivated by the audio feature where stories could be digitally read out, enabling one to listen to the news while carrying out other tasks.
“I was excited when I heard about the ePaper. I am glad it is finally here. We can now read the paper on our devices. It is also easy to carry' around,” said the lawyer.
The couple was among a group of readers of The Star who were given access to the trial version of the ePaper over several days to check out its features.
Suanie Tew, who hails from Johor, was pleased that the ePaper included other editions that were not available as a hard copy in the Klang Valley especially Metro South and East which carries news from her state.
“It is great that the ePaper has Star Sarawak and all Metro editions in one. It makes it easy to catch the news in one go.
“Browsing through advertisements and the classified section on the mobile or tablet is also very useful.”
Content director Kevin Peterson, 33, who has read ePapers from overseas, said he was impressed that The Star ePaper was available both on the iOS and Android for smartphones and tablets.
“Normally, an ePaper is only available on one system. The download is also very good and the resolution is very clear. It is very true to life and interactive,” he said, adding that he would be downloading the ePaper to his smartphone.
Marketing manager Loh Chee Chong, 34, said he enjoyed being able to go straight to the section that he wanted to read first.
“I can also choose to read it in the text or newspaper form as well as share the news with others via Facebook and Twitter.”
Recruiter Yeong Kong Wai, 29, said reading and “flipping” the digital newspaper felt like he was reading the hard copy.
“It is an excellent way to read the entire newspaper, especially now when people are more mobile,” he added.
Retiree S. Mary, 71, who reads The Star every day, said she was looking forward to checking out the ePaper.
“I am especially interested in checking out the audio and zoom features as well as sharing my favourite articles with my friends and family.
“Us old people are still Internet savvy!” she quipped.
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