Now Free for Teachers and Having More Than Six Million Downloads, iStoryBooks App’s Latest Updates
Enhance the User Interface in iOS and Adds to an Already Large eBook Library
FREMONT, Calif. – The iStoryBooks™ app that provides interactive children’s eBooks and has more than six million downloads has been updated with five new eBooks and a variety of improved user interaction features for the iOS® version. And, in March, premium content eBooks were made available free for any teacher requesting it.
The iOS updates provide an overall enhanced user experience across the app. For example, there is now support for reading in portrait-mode and faster downloads for books. Also, a month-long free trial is now offered for premium content that is normally $0.99 monthly. In addition, the five new eBooks added are: 1) The Owl and the Birds, adapted by Vlatka Herzberg; 2) The Sheep and the Dog, adapted by Stacy Zeiger; 3) Sweet Porridge, adapted by Hana Haatainen Caye; 4) The Grasshopper and the Owl, adapted by Stacy Zeiger; 5) Albert Einstein, authored by Hana Haatainen Caye. These new eBooks are audio-narrated by Maya Ray and illustrated by Antara Majumder.
Teachers interested in a free premium subscription can still take advantage of the offer. They need only contact iMarvel, the app’s developers. This can be done by visiting www.istorybooks.co and clicking the “contact us” link on the web page. Teachers are asked to include promotion code TCH0515 in the message. They will then be contacted with further instructions to finalize the subscription. Free subscriptions are currently being offered for any interested teacher but, the offer is subject to change at any time without notice.
The iStoryBooks app is available in the Apple® iTunes® store, Google® Play store and Windows® app store for tablets, smartphones and/or desktop computer use. The app passed the six million download mark at the start of 2015. Other recent enhancements include a graphics resolution increase to 250+ pixels per inch (ppi) for iOS and Android platforms. Support in Android for reading eBooks in portrait mode was added in March 2015. Other updates have included new more colorful backgrounds and buttons.
The iStoryBooks app, available since 2011, is dedicated to providing children and educators with engaging interactive reading and learning opportunities whether on a tablet, smartphone or desktop computer. With the app, teachers and parents have access to dozens of free interactive eBooks that are fully audio-narrated and graphics-illustrated. A subscription of $0.99 monthly provides access to the complete collection of eBooks including 55 premium content books and more than 100 free eBooks. Original content eBooks are provided alongside fully adapted classics, such as The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. The iStoryBooks app is developed and maintained by iMarvel which is based in Fremont, Calif. More information is available at https://www.istorybooks.co.
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