Tue 28-03-2017 20:34 PM

WAM launches new app for smartphones

ABU DHABI, 28th March, 2017 (WAM) -- The Emirates News Agency, WAM, launched its new smartphone application called "WAM", which allows its users to easily reach a wide range of information and news, in addition to the different services offered by the news agency.

The launch of the application, available on Apple and Google online app stores, is part of the plan of the National Media Council to keep pace with technological developments and electronic advances in news services, to achieve its vision of developing the media sector.

Mohammed Jalal Al Raisi, Executive Director of WAM, said that launching the application comes as part of the plans to keep pace with the constant changes in media platforms, digital technology and the speed of transferring information and news, while clarifying that the new application will offer its users the latest news and updates. It will also allow them to view relevant news according to their interests, whether local news, sports or economic news, as well as the option to view photos and videos on news items of interest.

The application also provides news in both Arabic and English, as well as documented materials from photographs or videos. It will also include a specific section on press reports and regional and international news, as well as an economic news section and sports section. The application provides the services of the agency to those who sign up, as well as the option to use or buy photographs.

The application can be downloaded by searching for "WAM" in online app stores, or directly through the link.