iPhone Publisher Clickgamer.com (http://www.clickgamer.com) has today announced the launch of TomeRaider – developed by mobile technology company Yadabyte Ltd (http://www.yadabyte.com) which brings eBooks to the iPhone and iPod touch, commonly termed iBooks.
Yadabyte’s catalogue of over 4,000 eBooks is being made available to iPhone users through the development of its TomeRaider eBook reader. The application is a cross platform viewer that delivers large works of text such as the Bible, the entire IMDB and Wikipedia collection and literary classics such as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer to Apple devices.
Yadabyte is an experienced player in the emerging market of eBooks, testament by the success they saw with the TomeRaider Pocket PC and Palm applications. The iPhone community is hungry for content, and offering Yadabyte’s extensive eBook catalogue literally opens up new worlds on our customer’s iPhone. Although there are traditional books available for TomeRaider there are almost an aside. What TomeRaider is about is large reference works like Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Guidebooks. Here the speed and simplicity of browsing even immense works is where TomeRaider excels.
TomeRaider is all about fresh open reference, multiple language content being available wherever the consumer is, and is positioned to become the primary source of reference data for casual and education users.
“On almost any phone now you can use the internet to retrieve reference information, but all to often, for various reasons, it takes too long. The effort isn’t worth knowing the information, especially when you are mid movie or chat with your friends. TomeRaider has always been about getting people to the information in fastest simplest way. It brings all of the freely available reference works into one place, on your Iphone, on-line or off,” says Mat Ripley, Director at Yadabyte.
The newly released TomeRaider renders said works to Apple’s iPhone at a cost of USD $0.99 intro price, which enables customers to download as many of the available iBooks as they wish. There are thousands of TomeRaider files and Yadabyte, the makers of TomeRaider, are starting the process of upgradng them for the iPhone.
Jennifer Willis, spokesperson at Clickgamer.com says, “Yadabyte is an experienced player in the emerging market of eBooks, testament by the success they saw with the TomeRaider Pocket PC and Palm applications. The iPhone community is hungry for content, and offering Yadabyte’s extensive eBook catalogue literally opens up new worlds on our customer’s iPhone.”
Mat Ripley, Director at Yadabyte comments, “As people continue to use their mobile for more than just calls, text and internet, eBooks is a key area of growth. This has been evident to the Yadabyte team for over ten years, when we first pioneered delivering eBooks to mobile devices to our savvy customers. Unlike other mobile eBook readers, TomeRaider iBook features super fast searching, indexing and text compression, delivering a much more enjoyable experience to the end user. Additionally, many books are not available in any other electronic format.”
Clickgamer is a division of Chillingo Ltd and is a rapidly growing mobile games portal. Clickgamer caters for a variety of hand held devices including Windows Mobile, Symbian Smartphone, PALM, J2ME, RIM Blackberry, iPhone, iPod, Android and PSP. They deliver games and applications directly to the customer’s mobile phone and/or PC and MAC.
Yadabyte is a technology company with offices and Cornwall, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. Yadabyte has been making groundbreaking and award winning software since 1998 and high quality web solutions since 2004. The company’s popular TomeRaider eBook reader application was a finalist at Smartphone & Pocket PC magazine’s Best Software Awards in 2008 and also won the Handango Champion Award for Best Education Solution. Yadabyte’s other mobile products include news aggregator application NewsRaider and multi-player party gamer MonoPondo.