Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 22, 2006
Audiofy Corporation, publishers of audiobooks on tiny digital memory cards, this month announced new compatibility with Apple iPod media players, through updated software that rapidly transfers the contents of Audiofy audiobook chips to these popular listening devices.
Owners of Audiofy audiobook chips and Apple iPod media players have been invited to publicly test this beta software, under the pilot program announced by Audiofy Corporation. The latest release of Audiofy's new software feature -– called "ChipZip!" -- supports all Apple iPod media players with displays (excluding iPod shuffle models), connected to any computer running Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000 or Apple Mac OS X 10.3.9 and above.
Audiofy audiobook chips already play on a diverse array of computers, handheld PDAs and mobile smartphones that accept SD memory cards. This multiplatform support includes desktop and laptop computers running Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS X, Palm and Microsoft Pocket PC handheld PDAs, and Treo and Windows Mobile smartphones.
"Since Audiofy began selling audiobooks on memory cards over a year and a half ago, owners of Apple iPod media players have asked us almost daily about compatibility," said Cartwright Reed, President of Audiofy. "Listeners love that Audiofy audiobook chips can hold 10, 20 or 30 hours of audio in about the space of a postage stamp,
without taking any time to download, or tying up an Internet connection potentially for hours. Since audiobook chips are something physical and tangible, they are easy to lend and share, give as gifts, and move in just seconds from computers to handheld players to smartphones. They've opened up new opportunities for retailers."
"Opening up Audiofy's platform to work with Apple iPod media players, a device so many audiobook enthusiasts already own, just makes sense," Reed said. "We're pleased to add another level of convenience to Audiofy's products."
Owners of Audiofy Audiobook Chips can download Audiofy's ChipZip! application immediately from http://chipzip.audiofy.com/ and the updated software will remain available for free to all Audiofy audiobook chip owners.
All Audiofy products comply with the "Audiobook Compatible" standard established by the Audio Publishers Association and the Consumer Electronics Association.
About Audiofy Corporation
Audiofy Corporation is a leading developer of digital audiobook solutions and the publisher of "Audiobooks on Chips." Audiofy's titles include the Pimsleur line of spoken audio foreign language training courses from Simon & Schuster, best-selling business audiobooks from Soundview Executive Book Summaries and titles from a range of genres provided by publishers including Audio Partners, audioVille, Blackstone Audio, FranklinCovey, Gildan Media Corporation, Hayes Audio, InAudio, Jimcin Recordings and Litchfield Associates.
Audiofy audiobook chips are available for purchase at http://www.audiofy.com/ and http://www.pimsleurdirect.com/ as well as through a number of online resellers and retail stores. Audiofy delivers an innovative audiobook platform and services for the world's spoken audio and audiobook content, enabling publishing partners to rapidly and cost effectively launch complete, customized digital audiobook titles.
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