Aide et Action Cambodia exhibited its new reading Application to the public during the Exhibition of the Mobile Apps, held in Institute of Technology of Cambodia on the 18th of January.
It is the first mobile phone library program in Cambodia, run with Android system, which was created to improve the reading habit for all Cambodian people, especially the smart phone’s users. Classified into 3 categories of reader: children, teenager and adult, this library gathers all kind of online document resources such as legend, romance, hygiene and health, law, life skill, technology… The readers have to install this application in their smart phone or tablet, and then they can read online, or download documents for free to read offline.
Many participants were interested in this application as it is very helpful and useful for them. “This application is useful as it allows me to find interesting documents to read. I can also download many kid books for my children”, told Mr. Dara. Another participant, Sothy, a university student in Phnom Penh, said that he really appreciated this achievement as it can help him to broaden his general knowledge. “I will share it to my friends so that they can read their favorite books”, added Sothy.
During the interview with the local online newspaper, Mr Samphors Vorn, Country program Coordinator of Aide et Action Cambodia expressed that it was not easy to realize this big achievement as the team faced many challenges in term of concept, budget and time. Thanks to effort and motivation, the team is able to realize this as we would like to increase the knowledge of Cambodian people by improving their reading habit.
This project is very successful as within one month after the exhibition, the user of this application reaches more than 6 000. Aide et Action works now with Apps developer so that IOS (iPhone) users can have also an access to this application. More and more books are uploading to fulfill the needs of the readers.