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jmaw2015

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AudioBuk is a brand new audiobook player for Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches.

About audiobooks

An audiobook is a recording of a text being read. Usually a compressed folder (ZIP file) can be downloaded with every recorded chapter and additionally a cover image to display in the audio player.

Best places to download free audiobooks are:

http://librivox.org/
http://www.loyalbooks.com/
http://www.librophile.com/
http://www.freeaudiobooks.ws/
http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/
http://www.freeclassicaudiobooks.com/
http://www.free-audio-books.co.uk/
http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/
http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/2
http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video

FEATURES

Compatibility

Samsung Galaxy Gear2/Gear2 Neo/Gear S

Standalone App

AudioBuk only needs the smartwatch,there is no cloud or website behind it.

Playback position

The current playback position is automatically saved whenever you change the audiobook, the audio track or quit the app

Bookmarks

  • Up to 5 bookmarks per chapter or audio track
  • Bookmarks are set by double tapping the cover image of the current audio track
  • Bookmarks are chosen by tapping on it
  • Bookmarks are deleted by swiping up or down

Skip Time

Configurable skip time from 15 to 60 seconds forwards or backwards

Sleep Timer

  • Configurable sleep timer from 1 to 60 minutes.
  • The sleep timer only starts when AudioBuk is playing an audio track

Audio Volume Control

It is possible to configure the audio volume from 0 to 100%

Audiobooks detection

  • The first time AudioBuk is started it creates the abooks folder inside the Sounds folder
  • AudioBuk detects audiobooks in any folder inside abooks folder or simply in the abooks folder
  • Folders within folders with audio files are not mandatory but recommended for better organization
  • It is possible to have some audio files in the abooks folder or in other folders inside the abooks folder

Cover images

  • Cover images are displayed by AudioBuk for better user experience
  • Must be in PNG or JPG format
  • Size must be from 100x100 to 600x600 pixels
  • Can have any name if they are located inside an audiobook folder
  • Cover images need a name following some rules if they are located in the abooks folder directly
  • Cover images must have a name similar to the audio files of an audiobook
  • If an audio file is named wuthering_heights_01.mp3, the cover image can be named wuthering.png or wuthering_heights.png

Continuous Playback

Continuous playback is set by default allowing to move automatically to the next audio track

Play at start up

AudioBuk can start by playing the current chapter or audio track for better user experience

Multi-Language

  • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese languages are supported.
  • The default app language is English.

Audio formats

The following audio formats are supported: MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA and OGG

Limitations

  • Audio files must be uploaded from the computer via USB
  • Audio files can only be uploaded to the predefined abooks folder inside the Sounds folder
  • Only 5 bookmarks per chapter or audio track can be used
  • Cover image names must begin with the name of the audiobook or audio files (the common part of their names) if they reside directly in the abooks folder
  • Cover image size is limited (see Cover Images)
  • It is necessary to quit AudioBuk before updating audiobooks (add new ones or delete old ones entirely or partially)
  • Allowed audio formats are limited (see Audio formats)

WHAT ABOUT THE GEAR S2

AudioBuk for the Gear S2 is on its way!!!
 

jmaw2015

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17th August 2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35 Where the Hell are the APPS!
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Posted By xendula

Agree with needing stand-alone apps. Can you create an audiobook app with bookmarking and 15 second forward/backward skip functionality? I go running with my Gear S and gave up on trying to listen to...


I wanna thanks your patience, your thoughts, your suggestions and advice, especially to Xendula, a senior member of this forum. AudioBuk was developed under his request, so I decided to mention him on the app's credits as "Original Idea By Xendula".
As usual, I expect your valuable comments and critics.
 
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sahmad88

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This sounds perfect! What are the chances for getting this for the gear s2? And is it a paid app? I would be happy to pay, but right now, Samsung has restricted the app store to only free apps for those without a Samsung phone. I don't know if there is a way to add an in app purchase so we can pay for it after. I am not even sure if noon Samsung phone users can even do in app purchases right now. It is very frustrating.

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mike2nl

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A very good application likes me so far i have seen.
But for people who wont use credit cards is that a pitty because all paying goes there.
No possible other choice to get things. Bad future Yoda says...
 

mlnhnl

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Thank you. This player is useful. I thought Audible Cloud Player is good to use before. But sometimes it doesn't work because of the unstable network connection. So I use DumpMedia Audible Converter to download the Audible books and play them offline. Thank you for your recommendation. I am finding a useful player to play my downloaded files.
 

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    AudioBuk is a brand new audiobook player for Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatches.

    About audiobooks

    An audiobook is a recording of a text being read. Usually a compressed folder (ZIP file) can be downloaded with every recorded chapter and additionally a cover image to display in the audio player.

    Best places to download free audiobooks are:

    http://librivox.org/
    http://www.loyalbooks.com/
    http://www.librophile.com/
    http://www.freeaudiobooks.ws/
    http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/
    http://www.freeclassicaudiobooks.com/
    http://www.free-audio-books.co.uk/
    http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/
    http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/categories/2
    http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video

    FEATURES

    Compatibility

    Samsung Galaxy Gear2/Gear2 Neo/Gear S

    Standalone App

    AudioBuk only needs the smartwatch,there is no cloud or website behind it.

    Playback position

    The current playback position is automatically saved whenever you change the audiobook, the audio track or quit the app

    Bookmarks

    • Up to 5 bookmarks per chapter or audio track
    • Bookmarks are set by double tapping the cover image of the current audio track
    • Bookmarks are chosen by tapping on it
    • Bookmarks are deleted by swiping up or down

    Skip Time

    Configurable skip time from 15 to 60 seconds forwards or backwards

    Sleep Timer

    • Configurable sleep timer from 1 to 60 minutes.
    • The sleep timer only starts when AudioBuk is playing an audio track

    Audio Volume Control

    It is possible to configure the audio volume from 0 to 100%

    Audiobooks detection

    • The first time AudioBuk is started it creates the abooks folder inside the Sounds folder
    • AudioBuk detects audiobooks in any folder inside abooks folder or simply in the abooks folder
    • Folders within folders with audio files are not mandatory but recommended for better organization
    • It is possible to have some audio files in the abooks folder or in other folders inside the abooks folder

    Cover images

    • Cover images are displayed by AudioBuk for better user experience
    • Must be in PNG or JPG format
    • Size must be from 100x100 to 600x600 pixels
    • Can have any name if they are located inside an audiobook folder
    • Cover images need a name following some rules if they are located in the abooks folder directly
    • Cover images must have a name similar to the audio files of an audiobook
    • If an audio file is named wuthering_heights_01.mp3, the cover image can be named wuthering.png or wuthering_heights.png

    Continuous Playback

    Continuous playback is set by default allowing to move automatically to the next audio track

    Play at start up

    AudioBuk can start by playing the current chapter or audio track for better user experience

    Multi-Language

    • English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese languages are supported.
    • The default app language is English.

    Audio formats

    The following audio formats are supported: MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA and OGG

    Limitations

    • Audio files must be uploaded from the computer via USB
    • Audio files can only be uploaded to the predefined abooks folder inside the Sounds folder
    • Only 5 bookmarks per chapter or audio track can be used
    • Cover image names must begin with the name of the audiobook or audio files (the common part of their names) if they reside directly in the abooks folder
    • Cover image size is limited (see Cover Images)
    • It is necessary to quit AudioBuk before updating audiobooks (add new ones or delete old ones entirely or partially)
    • Allowed audio formats are limited (see Audio formats)

    WHAT ABOUT THE GEAR S2

    AudioBuk for the Gear S2 is on its way!!!