December 7, 2009 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Winnipeg, Canada - ZappTek and InterLingua Publishing today are pleased to announce that the EngLits collection of detailed audio and text summaries of classic books and plays, for the iPhone and iPod touch, is on sale for the holidays. Regularly $5.99, each EngLit is available for only $0.99 through the month of December.
With over 50 titles in the full collection, EngLits are detail audio/text summaries of books and plays by Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, Hawthorne, Bronte, and other authors that can be played on an iPhone or iPod touch. Written by university professors and recorded by professional actors, EngLits tell the full story of the book or drama, including all characters and events that are important. The shortest EngLit is 21 minutes of audio and 10 pages of text (Romeo & Juliet), and the longest is over four hours of audio and 73 pages of text (Middlemarch). By formatting the summaries for iPhones and iPod touches, listeners can learn while riding on the bus, jogging, biking, lounging, and even walking the dog.
Each EngLit displays as an icon on the Home screen and the full featured reader includes:
* Embedded audio summaries
* Read along as you listen
* Continue listening where you last left off
* Double-tap scalable text
* Triple-tap inversion for low-light reading
* Portrait and landscape reading, with orientation locking
* Opens to your last read page
* Includes bookmarks
* Add notes to any page
* Notes are automatically bookmarked for easy look-up while studying
* US English
* iPhone or iPod Touch 2.2.1 or later
Pricing and Availability:
EngLits are now available in the Education category of the iTunes App Store. Pricing is $0.99 USD per EngLit.
Based in Winnipeg, Canada, ZappTek was founded by Michael Zapp in 2002. Beginning with tools to bring calendar and note information into the Contact entries of the original iPod, ZappTek now provides a suite of applications to meet every need. These include iPresent It for giving presentations on the iPod, iPDA for personal information management, iSpeak It to convert documents into MP3/AAC audio tracks, and iPod Launcher to automate all of iPod activities. All Software (C) 2002-2009 ZappTek / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, "Apple App Store", iPod, the iPod and iPod Touch logo, and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.