We have released our first version of biNu books for mobile phone users. Today over 300 books are available via Project Gutenburg, but in the near future the entire library will be available and all for free. Project Gutenburg http://www.gutenbergnews.org was conceived by Michael Hart who recently passed away. Hart’s vision was to make “everything available to everyone”. This project started in 1973 and now has over 33,000 titles available in many languages.
biNu now gives mobile phone users access to an entire library of books without the need to download the individual books to their device. biNu books does not use any space on the phone because biNu reads them directly from the biNu cloud. As books are added to the library they are instantly available to all users without the need to download new versions. biNu compression and caching technology means that data transfer is fast and efficient–all through an intuitive interface.
With biNu books, users browse and search books by title, author, language, view popular or recent books. When reading books, users share, translate and lookup words via the online dictionary all without having to leave the application. Many biNu users are from emerging markets in Africa and in Asia where access to hard copy versions of these books are not always available. Furthermore, frequently feature phones are the primary Internet access device ruling out PC or tablet based readers.
Here is a sample list of some of the books available within biNu:
- A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
- Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
- Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Here are some user comments:
- “Wow! i like it so much”, from Nepal, Nokia 7210 – Supernova
- ‘This is wonderful”, from Zimbabwe, Nokia 511
- “Dracula on biNu O o o o Horror!”, Bangladesh, Samsung
Download biNu from http://m.binu.com for your Java feature phone, Android or Blackberry.
For more information on Project Gutenburg visit: http://www.gutenbergnews.org