Microsoft and Amar Chitra Katha today launched the first official Amar Chitra Katha comic application, ‘ACK COMICS’ exclusively for Windows 8 tablets and notebooks. First five comics – Shakuntala, Birbal the Wise, Tirupati, Tenzing Norgay and Anant Pai will be available free of cost to Windows 8 users.
With this free app, developed by Ninestars’ App9 Digital Studio, consumers can now instantly browse, buy, download and read hundreds of old favorites as well as the latest titles from Amar Chitra Katha, on the go.
A legendary household name in India, Amar Chitra Katha is synonymous with Indian fables from the great epics, mythology, history, literature and oral folktales. With more than 400 comics in 20 languages that have sold over 90 million copies to date, Amar Chitra Katha is a cultural phenomenon, popular across the world.
ACK Comics app will be available exclusively on the Windows 8 platform for the first month. The free app will bring the entire library of Amar Chitra Katha titles to Windows 8 users in a downloadable, easy-to-read format. Consumers can read their comics on multiple devices using a single user account in either Flipbook mode (standard, page by page) or Panel-by-Panel mode (for ease of reading on smaller devices).
To download the Amar Chitra Katha App for Windows 8, users can visit http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/app/ack-comics/d35b8045-7f57-4d58-a746-7c6598e22d36