Location-triggered mobile access to a digital library of audio books using Tipple

Hinze, Annika; Bainbridge, David
November 2016
International Journal on Digital Libraries;Nov2016, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p339
Academic Journal
This paper explores the role of audio as a means to access books while being at locations referred to within the books, through a mobile app, called Tipple. The books are sourced from a digital library-either self-contained on the mobile phone, or else over the network-and can either be accompanied by pre-recorded audio or synthesized using text-to-speech. The paper details the functional requirements, design and implementation of Tipple. The developed concept was explored and evaluated through three field studies.


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