Press Release: Tales2Go Releases iOS v4.0
New version of Tales2Go is completely redesigned and introduces school bookmarks and multi-variable search
Bethesda, MD – February 13, 2014 – Tales2Go Inc., a leading provider of audio books for early childhood programs and primary schools, announces today a new iOS version of its award-winning app. Version 4.0 introduces new, anticipated features that school and parent users have requested, such as seamless bookmarks and multi-variable search.
Tales2Go is a Netflix-like subscription service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from popular publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access. For the first time, a teacher can assign the same audio book to an entire class or grade.
“iOS v4.0 is a major step forward for us,” said Tales2Go Co-Founder and CEO, William Weil. “Beyond the obvious benefits of a complete redesign, including the addition of book cover images in the returned lists, we are introducing technology which allows students to listen to an audio book on a device at school, place a bookmark and then pick back up where they left off at home on their personal device. In addition, we’ve added multi-variable search, making the process of discovery easier. For example, listeners can search for titles in the Characters and Series genre, at a 3rd to 5th grade level, to find their just right book.”
Tales2Go supports the development of literacy skills during the most critical early childhood and elementary years, when students acquire a foundation of vocabulary and fluency necessary for academic success. Listening skills are given special emphasis within the Common Core State Standards, as literacy experts have long understood that children need to be good listeners in order to become good readers. The Tales2Go service is used differently across ages and grade levels, ranging from individual to group use with or without physical books in hand.
For more information on Tales2Go, please visit: www.tales2go.com
Tales2Go is a Netflix‐like service that streams thousands of name-brand audio book titles from leading publishers to desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. The Company has innovated on both the delivery and business model of distributing audio books to schools, early childhood programs and parents, giving users instant, unlimited and simultaneous access to its full catalog. Literacy experts have long understood that children need to be good listeners in order to become good readers since proficient reading is a combination of listening comprehension (i.e. vocabulary and fluency) and decoding skills. Tales2Go offers piloting opportunities as well as monthly and annual subscription plans, including bulk pricing for schools. More information at www.tales2go.com.
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