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6 February 2012:


Harbinger Knowledge Products, a global leader in interactive eLearning, presentation and website software, today unveiled a strategic plan to create the world’s largest library of educational interactivity templates that will work on iPhones, iPads and all mobile devices using HTML5 technology.

Harbinger will provide customers of its award-winning Raptivity educational software with HTML5 publishing capabilities for all of its interactivity packs this year. The company’s Raptivity Himalaya pack would include the industry’s most extensive library of 170+ eLearning interactions for mobile devices that do not support Flash.

Harbinger’s announcement marks a strategic move into the fast growing market for products from Apple and others using HTML5 technology. The HTML5 standard is rapidly being adopted and supported on various web browsers and mobile devices. As a result, there is a burgeoning demand for tools that can help to deliver eLearning content on mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads that don’t support Flash.

“Harbinger continues to be at the cutting edge of the eLearning industry’s move into mobile learning, and today’s announcement will strengthen our market leadership position in this important field,” said Vikas Joshi, Chairman and Managing Director of the Harbinger Group, the parent company of Harbinger Knowledge Products.

“With the increased use of smart phones and tablets in education, the eLearning industry is well-positioned to reach a wider audience in unique ways,” he added. “Raptivity’s vast library with HTML5 support will allow course creators and instructional designers to meet the new requirements of a mobile audience quickly, easily and affordably.”

Harbinger first announced HTML5 support for some of its Raptivity eLearning interactions in October 2010 with its HTML5 TurboPack. As interest in the product grew, the company released next set of 11 interactions as “HTML5 Starter Pack” in August 2011.

“We had always planned to add more interactions to provide HTML5 support, but there has been such an outpouring of interest from customers that we decided to accelerate the process,” said Seema Chaudhary, President of Harbinger Knowledge Products.

Chaudhary said Harbinger will release its Essential pack with 35 interactions for HTML5 mobile devices by early March with the remaining interaction templates soon after that.

“This announcement underscores Harbinger’s commitment to our customers to continually provide them with the most advanced products and services to help them take advantage of emerging mediums for eLearning,” she said.

Raptivity allows trainers, educators and subject matter experts to create effective learning interactions quickly and easily. It uses Adobe Flash technology as well as HTML5 non-flash technology for more than 170 eLearning interactive elements, such as quizzes, game shows, videos, and 3D objects.

To get latest updates of Raptivity releases and its HTML5 support, please visit www.raptivity.com.


About Raptivity

With Raptivity, users can create interactivity rapidly and add it conveniently to their eLearning content. With interactive content, learning experiences become memorable and dropout levels go down. Raptivity provides a pre-built library of rapidly customizable interaction models. These interaction models are based on best practices in instructional design. Users can customize them to create any number of variations. The content published by Raptivity is a single flash file so it fits right into hundreds of eLearning tools and can be used anywhere. With its patented technology and open architecture, Raptivity is at the forefront of rapid interactivity technology.

Raptivity has won numerous awards in various categories, including the e-Learning Guild Platinum Award for highest user satisfaction in the simulation tools category. It has also been voted number one interactive eLearning software by users. This year, Raptivity won the 2011 Best Educational Software Awards in the Online Technology Tool category and three 2011 LearnX E-learning & Training Awards from Training Australia Magazine.


About Harbinger Knowledge Products

Harbinger Knowledge Products is recognized as a global leader in interactivity solutions for knowledge-sharing applications including learning, presentation and web development. Harbinger Knowledge Products is a part of Harbinger Group, which serves customers in over 57 countries through its offices in Pune (India), Redmond (WA, USA), Pleasanton (CA, USA) and through its partner network worldwide.

For three consecutive years, Deloitte has named Harbinger Knowledge Products among the fastest growing technology companies in its Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Technology Fast 50 India programs. Red Herring named Harbinger amongst world's top 100 private technology companies. Harbinger’s patented technology and sound thought leadership have resulted in groundbreaking products, including market-leading Raptivity®, innovative YawnBuster, and cutting-edge SiteJazzer and TeemingPod.

For more information on Harbinger Knowledge Products, please visit http://www.harbingerknowledge.com.