This is a great experience as opera news reaches 10 million downloads in africa in just six months since its launch january 2018. Opera news app after its recent updates which included world cup channel and other related football features.
According to results from AppAnnie from June 2018, Opera News is the most downloaded news app in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania.
Tech and football in one place
Opera News app was able to get such download due to introduction of new World Cup features, which keep football fans up to date with the results of the largest football competition in the world. They can now follow live scores as well as tables and fixtures of the group stage and the knockout stage.
“We are extremely excited to see that more than 10 million people across Africa chose Opera News, making it the No. 1 ranking news app on the continent,” said Jørgen Arnesen, Global Head of Marketing and Distribution at Opera.
“Africa is crazy about football and so are we. That’s why it’s a pleasure to update Opera News with features designed for football World Cup fans”.
Opera News users can also follow their favourite teams thanks to an improved “Follow” feature in the app. It allows them to get more personalized information about their favourite teams.
“The app becomes more and more personal and makes it easier for users to find all the information they need about their favourite teams,” said Arnesen.
“Opera News users will always get fresh and new content related to the World Cup thanks to our AI technology which gathers top articles for them.”
Last year, Opera Software announced it will invest $100 million (around R1.3 billion) over two years to facilitate the growth of the African digital economy.
Avaliable for Download
Users are able to download news pieces while using public WiFi and read the stories offline later when they do not have access to the Internet.
Opera News is available to download from the Google Play store, and supports 16 languages.