One of the big drawbacks of reading on phones and specifically smart watches, is the words tend to all jumble together. I have found it tremendously jarring to read on my smaller devices. A new startup called Spritz is seeking to remedy this situation one word at a time.
Samsung has not even announced their new Samsung S5, but did talk about their new Gear 2. The first public reading app from Spritz is said to be running on the new flagship Samsung phone when its released. The premise of the app is to read one word at a time. “The time consuming part of reading lies mainly in the actual eye movements from word to word and sentence to sentence,” Spritz said in a press release. “In addition, traditional reading simply takes up a lot of physical space. Spritz solves both of these problems.”
“We’re reinventing the way people read by eliminating the obstacles associated with traditional reading on mobile devices,” said Co-Founder and CEO Frank Waldman. “As smart devices continue to change shape and become increasingly smaller, Spritz enables users to read comfortably and conveniently. Our technology can be used to read emails, text messages, social media streams, maps or web content and can be integrated onto any mobile device – the options are almost limitless. Reading has never been easier, more efficient or more effective.”
The software will launch as part of the new enhanced email system Samsung will pack into the S5. Boston based Spritz says their technology is available to license. It might be interesting to see better e-Reading apps on smart watches or wearable tech in general.
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.