The Press Information Bureau has launched mobile version of website, pib.gov.in, to make its content easily accessible to mobile users.
The new mobile site has been customized in such a way that it displays the latest press releases on the home screen and offers links to other matter on the website.
In addition, to make it open instantly in places where the Internet connectivity is poor, the mobile site does not display the 'heavy' content such as photographs and videos on the homepage.
When an alert is issued by PIB, e.g. regarding a press conference to be held soon, this supersedes all content.
The regular website of PIB is highly content rich, with content in text as well as graphic and audio-visual formats. This makes the site a bit heavy for mobile phones and computers with poor Internet connectivity.
In addition, the small screen of mobile phones does not allow full display of the website as on a computer screen.
At present the mobile version displays only English content.
In due course, Hindi and Urdu content of the main website will also be available on the mobile version.
PIB's website is one of the most popular information websites in India and is updated many times in a day to provide the latest information on policies and programmes of the Government of India and on official events