Thursday, 10 March 2011

Enhanced Ebooks Are Here

I received a press release yesterday concerning a new iPad app called Bookidu.  Basically, when you read the story to your kids (so far there's only Hansel and Gretel), you touch the highlighted words on the screen and the iPad gives you background noises to accompany your reading.  The idea is that it will enhance the reading experience for children and adults alike.

Here's a video of the story being read in German.

What do you think? Is this the future of books? Will adding background sounds enhance the reading experience or make it worse?

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