Kurt Andro – July 11th 2016

An app designed to make reading foreign-language books and listening to audio books more enjoyable and to increase the learning effect.

You want to improve your foreign language skills?

Stop !!!

Get rid of it !!!


Main screen

Main screen

At the top

In the middle

At the bottom

Info page

Info page

The audio playback is interrupted when the info page is displayed. This also applies to all other subpages.

You can toggle the language of the user interface using the link at the top.

On the info page

Return to the main screen with the arrow button in the upper left corner.



For both languages, one or more speakers (male and female) may be available who differ, for example, in speed or accent.

They can be activated individually. Their order can be changed by Drag & Drop.



Here you can set the times the app waits

before it automatically resumes.

Alternatively, you can also activate break points here. At these points the app will stop and only continue after pressing the Play/Pause button.



Here you can select forewords, chapters, etc. at which the display and audio playback should be continued.

That was nearly it.

Now (only) someone is missing who programs the app and cuts the required short but numerous text and audio files.

For me, the special potential of such an app lies in the fact that you could dare to have a comprehensive foreign-language book even with a low level of language skills. You set appropriate waiting times or breakpoints, select several speakers at appropriate speaking speeds and, if necessary, look at the translation of a sentence in detail, jump back effortlessly and, above all, do not have to deal with several sources.

The app could be used for free texts and audios as well as for commercial material. The conditions for the availability of all materials must of course be clarified before further processing. Existing or newly recorded audio files must be cut according to the text sections.

For this demo I used sentences from Project Gutenberg and Loyal Books.

A request at the end

If you know similar already existing apps, I ask you for a short info. I did some research in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store and didn't find anything similar.

Video about this App on Youtube

Read-Aloud-Read-Along-App 5:17

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