We announced all the way back in July that the Blio application was being developed and one of the big proponents to the development of the interactive e-reading application was Toshiba. After many months, it seems that the application is finally available for download.
The Bilo application will work with most windows computers, netbooks, and tablet computers. It will give users access to over a million free and paid ebooks. The Program itself supports a ton of different book languages. Right now it has English, French and Spanish. There are a few other languages in development such as Italian, German and other Asian languages.
What really makes Blio shines is its ability to display videos and interactive content, even HTML. Many people believe that cookbooks, textbooks and other media will really sell.
The Bilo software platform was originally developed by futurist Ray Kurzweil. He was a pivotal pioneer of voice recognition software and works for the Federation of the Blind. This application was mainly developed to help visually impaired people read digital content more effectively. It has tons of different font and optimization options to allow text to be read easier.
The application also allows uers to make “notes” by saving additional images, video and voice content alongside digital content. Advanced text-to-speech technology developed by Kurzweil allows readers to download two lifelike voices — “Samantha” and “Tom”
You can now check out and download Blio eReader software here.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and Verge.