Having free time in today’s routine is a luxury but most of us are dumpy on this luxury. This lack of free time makes it difficult for book lovers to go through their books shelf. Bibliophiles love to read books but as we have discussed the lack of time is a problem, audiobooks and voice audiobook player mobile apps have come to their saving. Audible has generated an audiobook revolution.
What you have to do is just download an audiobook file and listen to it on your mobile or audio player. But a basic MP3 player or music player app can’t offer book references based on your favorites and can’t save bookmarks. This is why the majority of individuals who frequently listen to audiobooks prefer dedicated audiobook apps.
What features a Mobile Audiobook App Must Have?
Having read lots of reviews of audiobook mobile apps for both iOS and Android, we can tell that in audiobook player’s performance glitches arise more often than in other apps. The greatest concern is the playback on audiobooks. As you listen to an audiobook, the other apps will either pause or close. Thus, fix stability bugs so that users can listen to audiobooks without any disruptions should be the top priority for mobile app developers.
The choice between offline playback and streaming
Many people like the complete audiobook downloaded for offline use. Others would wish to stream, mainly those with phones or tablets that have restricted internal memory. The undeserving app that downloads all audiobooks for offline use. An app that can only play audiobooks if you are connected to the internet is not good enough, either. A great audiobook app could deliver the user with control over-audio books to download and which to delete for streaming.
Free audiobooks to test
There are audiobook apps that offer access to thousands of free community domain audiobooks. A few free audiobooks should be accessible by other apps, especially the ones presented by audiobook stores. The user should be able to view these sample audiobooks directly after downloading the app. The customer may need to try the software before choosing the audiobook platform, to compare, playback quality to settings, functionality.
Querying the user to order an audiobook is not the best thing to do because the only thing she or he wants is to evaluate the app.
Sync the last-reached location
If the audiobook platform helps cloud content, their app would be able to launch the audiobook at a similar location the user left on another connected smartphone. It’s a usual feature of book-related mobile apps, but we can still double-check if the one we look to like the most is available.
Offer full content in a subscription
Nowadays, subscription-based access to all of a digital podium’s content is normal. With your monthly pass, you can play all Netflix movies there’s no necessity to buy anything special.
Sadly, sites proposing downloadable ebooks and audiobooks are behind the development of streamlined subscription-based offerings. That is what just Scribd does and Audible tries to do with the launch of the Audible Plus subscription package.
Cost of an Audiobook App Development
The cost of building an audiobook app depends on various factors such as the level of difficulty of the app, features, and functionalities that require to be added to the app, country, and the number of third-party plugins, in which you are developing your Audiobook app in.
To develop an audiobook like Audible, you need to consider some extra factors such as the cost of publishing the app on the app store, the cost of hosting, and the cost of maintaining and updating.
The country that you select to develop your app in plays the main role in defining the total cost of the app. We determine that an audiobook with simple features will cost you around $10,000-$12,000 per hour.
There are lot & lot of people who love reading books and have a high number of perceptions in their mind, yet, the deficiency of time in their already occupied life makes it hard for them to follow what they have interest in. Audiobooks offer a great opportunity to them in gaining the knowledge they are looking to take in by listening to the book they want to read. If you’re searching for a web and mobile app development company, drop us a line. Bytes Technolab Inc. will support you in turning your idea into a custom seamlessly working high-quality app.