TOI Personal Assistant is one of the key integrations we’ve done on the app. With early results showing 60% increase in retention rates for Assistant users, they’ve definitely taken a liking to the chat-based virtual assistant powered.
— Zafar Sawant, Product Lead, Mobile Apps, The Times of India
The Times of India is India’s most-read English newspaper. More than 13.5 million readers wake up to one of its 13 editions every morning. With a daily circulation of more than 4 million copies, it is the world’s largest-selling English newspaper. This massive success has translated to online news as well with Times Internet capturing 51% market share of digital news consumption in April 2017.
TOI wanted to upgrade their news app to offer users a seamless experience and keep them continuously engaged.
The key objectives of the IVA included:
The Haptik Publisher SDK was integrated into the TOI app, which helped users to: