Webaroo launches the searchable, offline web in India

BANGALORE: Marking a significant step forward in improving the mobile web experience, Webaroo today launched a new software service that enables consumers to search web pages and view web sites anytime, anywhere, without an internet connection, on their handhelds and laptop computers.

Available at, the Webaroo software features 'web packs' on a variety of subjects, such as news, sports and major global cities, including New York, London and Mumbai - each of which contains thousands of relevant web pages identified by Webaroo's innovative algorithms, informs an official release.

"The time is ripe for India to be a developer of global consumer brands, not just an outsourcing center." says Webaroo CEO and founder Rakesh Mathur.

"We're thrilled to be located within the IIT incubator," said Webaroo CTO & founder Beerud Sheth. "We've been able to build a world-class team in an incredibly short time."

In recognition of the appeal of taking the web offline, Acer plans to bundle the Webaroo software on its laptop PCs worldwide, the release adds.

"Acer believes that the new, powerful ability to search the web offline will bring tremendous advantages for consumers and business people," said Campbell Kan, head of Mobile Computing Business Unit, Acer Inc. "Acer is committed to being first-to-market with innovative products that are easy-to-use, dependable and empowering-enabling our users to be more productive. We plan on incorporating Webaroo's software into Acer's mobile PCs. We look forward to creating mutual success for Acer and Webaroo and even greater satisfaction for our customers."

Webaroo is a software service that allows users to download web content onto their mobile devices and search it anytime, anywhere, even without a connection. Founded in 2004 by experienced entrepreneurs Rakesh Mathur, Brad Husick and Beerud Sheth, the company has offices in Santa Clara (California), Bellevue (Washington), Mumbai (India) and New Delhi (India).

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