Exclusive Partnership to Offer Advanced Reading Experience to Library Patrons and eBook Vendors
Sunnyvale, CA – September 25, 2014 – Boopsie, Inc. and Spritz have announced an exclusive technology and product partnership that will enable libraries and eBook providers to leverage Spritz’s proprietary advanced reading technology within the public library space. Spritz is already working with leading companies and publishers including Samsung, The Financial Times, Universal Studios and others to bring a new reading experience across different devices and platforms. Through this new partnership, Boopsie’s mobile platform will soon be offering Spritz’s innovative reading technology to mobile apps distributed by thousands of its library partners worldwide.
Boopsie and Spritz will also work together to add a Spritz feature to eBook readers that use Boopsie’s mobile platform to deliver eContent to students and library patrons. Libraries play an important role in ensuring that their communities have access to information resources, through universally accessible services. As consumption of content on mobile devices continues to increase, libraries are embracing the shift towards digital reading and are looking for innovative technologies that would provide patrons with experiences that are geared towards these new mediums. With Spritz, patrons are able to access their favorite library content via custom mobile apps that are powered by Boopsie to read effortlessly on any device, including ones with a small display size.
“Spritz’s content streaming technology makes reading on a mobile device easy, fun and natural,” says Tony Medrano, CEO of Boopsie. “The science behind Spritz demonstrates dramatic increases in both speed and retention. We are proud to be delivering Spritz’s cutting edge technology to libraries. Spritz will revolutionize the way we read eBooks.”
The time consuming part of reading lies mainly in the actual eye movements from word to word and sentence to sentence. Spritz solves this problem by streaming words in a visual display unit (“Redicle”) where the words are shown in an Optimal Recognition Point (ORP). This minimizes the amount of eye movement, enabling patrons to improve their reading performance and speed, while maintaining similar levels of comprehension.
“We’re excited about partnering with Boopsie to deliver greater mobility and productivity to a large segment of readers,” said Frank Waldman, co-founder and CEO of Spritz. “Our goal at Spritz has always been to offer an easy and efficient way to read content, and Boopsie’s turnkey platform and wide network of partners will help us bring a more enjoyable reading experience to library patrons worldwide.”
Libraries and eBook vendors serving libraries are encouraged to contact Boopsie about partnership opportunities and the integration of Spritz into their products.
Boopsie is the industry-leading mobile platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider for over 2,500 library locations worldwide. Boopsie’s library-branded mobile apps for libraries are affordable, easy to deploy and maintain, and enable libraries of all types and sizes to quickly acquire new users and increase circulation. Our mobile apps are fully hosted and maintained by our customer service organization. We build native mobile apps for libraries on Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8, and Kindle Fire platforms. Boopsie enables 24/7 remote library access via the user’s device of choice. Boopsie also sells subscription services of a digital catalog of comics and graphic novels. Visit our website for more information about Boopsie’s mobile apps for libraries.
Founded in 2012 by Frank Waldman, a serial entrepreneur and MIT alum, Maik Maurer, scientist at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and his colleague Matthias Klein, Spritz’s mission is to change the way people read on mobile devices by making communication faster, easier and more effective. The company holds multiple pending patents in its portfolio including its innovative text-streaming technology that presents individual words at the reader’s comfortable speed for an all-around efficient and comprehensive reading experience. This technology has been researched, developed and tested in Boston, Munich, and Salt Lake City. Privately funded, the investment was led by Founder and Chairman of Digicel, Denis O’Brien. For more information about Spritz, please visit www.spritzinc.com or follow @spritzinc.