Lumi News Wins Bronze For Best Digital Tech Product At The 2023 d Awards
Just a year after its launch, homegrown news aggregator app Lumi News has taken home a Bronze award for Best Digital Tech Product at the 2023 d Awards
Held annually by the Malaysian Digital Association, the d Awards recognise and honour talents, agencies, brands, publishers, and digital service providers that embrace and use digital technologies.
Since its launch, Lumi News has been steadily growing in popularity, with a current user base of over 100,000 users in Malaysia. The app's unique features, such as News Stacks, AI summaries, and Chats, have been praised for their ability to embrace the diversity of digital content.
"We are honoured to receive this award from the MDA. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and we are committed to continuously provide our users with the best possible news reading experience," said Judith Yeoh, CEO of Lumi News.
What makes Lumi News stand out is their user-friendly interface and unique features, making news-reading delightful for Malaysians of all ages
The locally developed app is currently the #1 news aggregation app on Google Play Malaysia, under the News & Magazines category. It is also the first in Malaysia to introduce AI-generated news summaries, offering users bite-sized stories to save time while staying informed.
Lumi News currently hosts over 80 renowned local and international news sources on its platform, covering English, Malay, and Mandarin sites. This includes the New Straits Times, FMT News, SAYS, Berita Harian, Utusan, Oriental Daily, ATV News, and so much more.
The app's users are also able to sort content via 25 topics of interest, such as Politics, Lifestyle, Food, Tech, Entertainment, Crypto, Sports, and more.
"Our winning formula is understanding our audience, delivering breaking news, and being mindful of what's resonating. Our team is very responsive and quick to adapt to trends and needs, resulting in frequent app improvements and thoughtful features for our users," Yeoh shared.
Lumi News' latest update included the release of some innovative new features, making it even easier for Malaysians to read, discover, and engage with content that's important to them
Here's a look at the new features:
- Introducing comments and likes in all articles and News Stacks: Besides live chat, you can now like and leave comments on any articles or News Stacks to see what people are discussing
- Watch Shorts in the all-new Video tab: You can watch YouTube Shorts in full-screen, portrait mode. Swipe up to jump to the next Short.
- Invite your friends to the Lumi News app: All users can now share their unique referral links to invite friends and family to use the app. Prizes and incentives to reward Lumi News' biggest advocates are underway.
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