Real Time Local News Search With Map Integration

March 27th, 2012 by Sheetal

One fine day I came to know that there was a devastating fire in Junagadh, a small town in Gujarat, at that moment it came across my mind that I had at some point of time heard about Rediff Realtime News service that searches local news from any corner of the country.

Rediff Local News Map Search

I thought why not give it a try and I reached the said web address and there appeared a search box. As I began to type my query the predictive tool kicked to action and offered possible suggestions that could be of interest to me. The instant search loads the results in no time and provided me with not less than 191 results. The results exhibited articles from prestigious news paper articles like The Indian, The Economic Times, The State Times and other relevant sources.Rediif Realtime can also provides you with the latest news of updates of any Country  or celebrity of your choice

At this present situation we already knew what we were searching for but if I didn’t knew then what? Realtime news offers a map that can provide you local major happening news on pointing upon the region sticky points on the Indian map. In the first instance when you open up the map you get to see only the major cities and towns of the country with boxes highlighting the news there with some more news suggestions ranging from 145 to 600 over the lower right corner of the box. When you click on the box you will be able to see results ranging from 1 to 20 and when you would click on the bottom link that says See all at Realtime a whole new page will open up with all the related news with pictures and Related Queries on the right side of the page. Zooming into the map you will be able to see more and smaller towns’ news suggestions.

The growth and development of internet technology has made this possible. Today major news channels like CNN and NDTV provide breaking news over your PC’s or Smartphone in form of notifications divided into the categories that interest you much. But these news are the major headlines of the country and if you are really looking into any deeper news search from a particular area Rediff Realtime does give you that.Rediff Realtime search as a but does not help you for location navigator.

 Some Flaws and Repairs

There are also some drawbacks in Rediff Realtime news search that stories reported are weak, commonplace and even the searches reported are not sometimes relevant. These kinds of errors occur because websites headlines do not contain the relevant keywords, so the algorithms ignore it. Rediff needs to improve on this factor so major websites, newspapers and reporters are needed to be taken into account and give preference when highlighting and giving weightage to stories.

Those owning a Tablet or a Smartphone would defiantly want an app by Rediff Realtime news; so that they can easily have an access to the reported stories from all over the country and Rediff hopefully might come up with one such app but still its not a too bad option to approach for local or regional news as for now.

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  • Arjun Ram

    >> Those owning a Tablet or a Smartphone would defiantly want an app by Rediff Realtime news; so that they can easily have an access to the reported stories from all over the country and Rediff hopefully might come up with one such app but still its not a too bad option to approach for local or regional news as for now.

    Sheetal, There is already such an app. Its called Localbeat for India and its available on iPhone and Android.

    Iphone: http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/localbeat-for-india/id483942941?mt=8
    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.taazza.go

    We make the app ;) Look forward to reading your review!

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