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Old 11-20-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
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App Releases & Updates

A thread to alert members to new apps and updates. Please don't post problems with apps in this thread. They're best discussed individually in separte threads. Thanks.

Releases & Updates
  • Downpour --> new access (added Windows Phone)
  • Nook Audio --> new app (overhauled audiobook service)
  • Scribd --> new feature (added audiobook service)
  • Skybrite --> new app (new subscription service)
  • Volumes --> new app (added mobile service)

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Old 11-20-2014, 07:57 PM   #2
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Random House Audio launched a new app called Volumes. Currently, it's only available for iOS devices running iOS 6.0 or later. No word on Android yet.

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Help us donate 25,000 audiobooks to charity by downloading our free app, Volumes. For every download, Literacy Partners receives an audiobook. Listen and pledge now!
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Discover and listen to popular audiobooks with Volumes, powered by Penguin Random House Audio. Volumes provides you with the very best audiobooks across a variety of genres including fiction, mystery, thriller, sci-fi, history, classics, and children’s. Find top authors and your favorite narrators through our easy to use search interface. Listen to the latest from George R.R. Martin, Stephen King, Chris Bohjalian, Dan Brown, Janet Evanovich, Robert B. Parker, Lee Child, John Grisham, Kevin Hearne, Gillian Flynn, Laura Hillenbrand, and many more.

Volumes features:
· Exclusive, free content from Penguin Random House Audio
· Audio excerpts from thousands of titles
· Access to audiobooks downloaded through iTunes and the Volumes app
· Hours of offline listening with downloaded content
· Ability to share your content through Twitter and Facebook
· Simple and easy to navigate audio player

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Old 11-20-2014, 08:06 PM   #3
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Downpour recently released a Windows Phone version of its Downpour app.

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This free app gives your Windows phone instant access to every audiobook in your Downpour.com library. Download audio books directly over Wi-Fi or cellular network and begin listening as soon as the first track downloads. The Downpour app features an attractive interface with traditional audio controls in addition to, sleep timer, and variable track scrubbing.

Downpour Features
• Instant access to your entire Downpour.com library
• Attractive, easy-to-use interface
• Download audio books directly over Wi-Fi and cellular networks for offline listening
• Resume playback functionality
• Sleep timer: 15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120 minutes or when the current track ends

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B&N recently overhauled its audiobook service and released a new Nook Audiobooks app.

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Thousands of bestselling audiobooks are just a tap away – and no subscription required! An exciting listening experience for Android tablets and smartphones. Sample NOOK audiobooks FREE! Plus, choose 2 FREE audiobooks from our special selection of bestsellers, which will appear in your library when you sign in for the first time and choose.*

Sample audiobooks FREE, or download entire audiobooks to listen via the NOOK Audiobooks App ™ in your car, while you’re walking the dog, exercising, lounging on the beach, or doing other activities. NOOK Audiobooks offers everything from the latest literary blockbusters to engaging romance reads, mystery books, and family favorites – there’s something for every kind of taste.

Get engrossed in an audiobook to discover your next favorite listening experience today.

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• Enjoy a massive selection of thousands of audiobooks at great discounts. Choose from over 50,000.
• Listen to select FREE audiobooks. 

• Get FREE samples of most audiobooks. Explore the best of fiction, sci-fi, mystery, romance, and more.
• Allows you to listen to audiobooks in your Bluetooth®-enabled car.
• Use the mini-player as you browse the Shop.
• Use the NOOK Audiobooks App to listen on Android tablets and smartphones with level 4.0.3 and up (API level 15), including the Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® and NOOK HD/HD+®.
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*Customers who download the new NOOK Audiobooks App between November 18, 2014 and January 31, 2015 will receive two (2) free selected NOOK Audiobooks. NOOK account and credit card registration are required to redeem offer. To redeem, download the NOOK Audiobooks App from Google Play or the NOOK Store, select the Shop tab from within the NOOK Audiobooks App and follow the instructions to select your two (2) free titles. You have until January 31, 2015 to select both audiobooks. Offer must be redeemed before 2:59 a.m. Eastern time on February 1, 2015 or will be forfeited. Offer may not be combined with any other promotion or discount and is subject to change or discontinuation without notice. No cash value. Void where prohibited.

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Old 11-22-2014, 08:38 AM   #5
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There is also a new update of Audible app for iOS which now will preserve badges when app updates, merge badge stats from multiple devices on same account, and store the badge business in the cloud.

(I do not know if other platform apps have same update yet)
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A thread to alert members to new apps and updates. Please don't post problems with apps in this thread. They're best discussed individually in separte threads. Thanks.
I've started a thread for Scibd issues, and I've referred Scribd support to it at their request.
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=251705
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Old 11-27-2014, 11:29 AM   #7
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New update of the Scribd Android app arrived last night.
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