If you have read the Tolkien classic ‘The Hobbit’, chances are that you have seen the Hobbit movies too. Would you head to an audiobook that narrates the book? If you do, would you buy a book from an audiobook company?
The digital publishing industry is made up of e-books and audiobooks. They complement, not compete with the traditional books. Audiobooks offer different kind of experience – you can hear the books on the walk, on the drive, while cooking or any other activities that do not ‘demand’ attention.
I recently reviewed an audiobook application and bought an audiobook. The app experience was underwhelming and I was amazed to see the difference of treatments to the Android app vis-a-vis the iPhone app. So, here is my design concept that will give an enhanced experience of an audiobook app.