Shorthand Blog

New Countries!

Shorthand is expanding to Nigeria, the Philippines and Pakistan! Early users in each of these markets are picking up Shorthand to save money on data costs for all their favorite apps including new news sources tailored for each country. The response so far has been great. We’re looking forward to more great feedback as more users get their hands on the new app. And if you don’t see your country supported just yet, don’t worry! New markets will be added soon along with cool new features. If you want your country on the next release send us a note and we’ll make sure you’re considered.

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So little data it might as well be free!

A new version of Shorthand is making its way into your phones.  It promises a number of enhancements you’re sure to love.  Most importantly, the already radical data efficiency that makes using Shorthand Apps almost free of data costs is now even more efficient!  That’s right, using Shorthand will consume even less data than our previous version, saving you money to spend on other fun things.  It’s also faster and offers smoother navigation, getting you to great content while saving you time.  Faster and Cheaper.  Try it and let us know what you think!


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Shorthand Reviewed by VentureBeat

VentureBeat released a nice write-up on Shorthand.

Senior Editor of VentureBeat, Anthony Ha, begins his review with the question, "Smartphone applications are perhaps the hottest area for startups nowadays, but what about people who don’t have a mobile data plan?"

He couldn't be more spot on. According to a recent Nielsen Report, nearly 2/3 of teens don't have data, yet it seems that all we see advertised is 3G this and 4G that.  Thanks, VentureBeat, for the reminder that you don't necessarily need a data plan to get mobile data.

To see the VentureBeat article, click here.

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