July 12, 2013 12:10 pm
Audible, the popular audiobook marketplace owned by Amazon, has updated its Android app with a new design, improved navigation, and drastically simplified player controls.
The company always had a utilitarian Android app that worked well enough, but was by no means pretty. This update, which brings the app to version 1.5, adheres more closely to Google’s design guidelines, while maintaining its dark grey and orange colour palette.
Kindle users can now use Audible with the company’s Whispersync cloud bookmarking service, so if you’re reading a book and want to continue listening to in the car, the spot is saved and synced back when you want to return to print. Pretty ingenious.
Audible 1.5 also improves library management and bookmarking; users can now see book progress on a chapter-by-chapter basis.
New users can generally get a free audiobook with a new account, which is nice.
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Via: Android Central