Seoul, Korea – Recently launched by software developer LinkDotz Inc., NewsPlayer lets you not only read the latest news and stories from your favorite blogs, magazines, newspapers and social networks but also listen to them like an mp3 player. It was chosen as new and noteworthy app and is being featured in what’s hot in app stores by such uniqueness.
“Please don’t try to read an article or a message from your friend any more while moving, just listen!” said Robbie Kim, CEO of LinkDotz Inc. He also stated that NewsPlayer helps non-English speaking people learn English much more efficiently because it offers the latest news they care about.
NewsPlayer aggregates RSS and social network feeds and makes it easy to add them by providing 11 categories such as News, Tech&Science, Sports, Fun&Humor and Edu&Books. Of course, keyword search is also available to find a news source in the world. Users are able to manage the groups of feeds to classify them and share interesting articles, pictures and videos via SNS or email.
The significant difference compared to similar apps is that NewsPlayer speaks with supernatural voices. It uses the world-best offline TTS(Text to Speech) technology. Therefore, it serves high-quality speech without slow loading times and additional data charges. Users can currently listen to English in 4 different kinds of voices(US male/female, UK male/female) and choose them depending on the part where he or she speaks(title, content or message). In addition, the speaking rate is controlled for English learners.
For enhancing user experience, it provides play, pause, (skip)back and (skip)forward buttons like an audio player, and the speech service works in background and is controlled by your headphone.
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
NewsPlayer 1.0 is available for the special introductory price of $0.99 (USD) worldwide through the App Store in the News category.
Based in Seoul, Korea, LinkDotz Inc. is a software developer that creates mobile and web applications. The members are developing apps regarding education, healthcare, social networks and games. Like the company name, they are filled with the desire to make apps connecting everything in the world in useful and interesting ways. Copyright (C) 2013 LinkDotz Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.