Engineering:Ambling Audio Books
|Platform(s)||Android, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Pricing model||Free and paid downloads|
Ambling Books was a privately held online company that offered free and paid DRM-free audiobooks for download and audio book player software for computers and mobile devices. Ambling was also a distribution channel for audiobook publishers. The company went out of business in February 2016.
- Nov. 2008 - iBookTreasures.com begins development phase.
- Feb. 2009 - Company is incorporated by owner Howard Davis as iBookTreasures, LLC
- July 2010 - Launched AmblingBooks.com as a distribution channel for audiobooks.[better source needed]
- Jan 2011 - Release Ambling BookPlayer for Windows.[better source needed]
- Mar. 2011 - Released Ambling BookPlayer for the Mac.
- July 2011 - Released Ambling BookPlayer for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
- February 2016 - Ambling Books shuts down
In July 2010, Ambling Audio Books launched AmblingBooks.com as a "publisher-friendly" distribution channel for audio book publishers.[better source needed] Website offered access to over 10,000 free and discounted audio books from publishers including Simon & Schuster, Blackstone Audio, BBC Audiobooks, Tantor Audio, and LibriVox.
In August 2009, the AmblingBookPlayer.com site was launched offering specialized audiobook playing software called the Ambling BookPlayer. This software, initially created for Android devices, offered several benefits over existing MP3 players:
- Automatic file handling (listeners interact with multiple MP3 files as a single book).
- Chapter-based, instead of file-based navigation.
- Extensive bookmarking and note-making capabilities.
- Series-based library organization (titles in a series are ordered by chronological date, not alphabetically).
- Automatic bookmark history prevents listeners from losing their place
- Sleep timer stops the audio book playback during nighttime listening
The Ambling BookPlayer application supports both wired and wireless downloading of audio books from AmblingBooks.com.
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- "Ambling BookPlayer Pro". Google play. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amblingbooks.bookplayerpro.
- "Ambling BookPlayer Pro". Apple iTunes Preview. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ambling-bookplayer-pro/id435659951.
- Ambling Audio Books - Audio book and book player download site
- Ambling BookPlayer - Book player application information and user forums
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