It seems the response for any problem these days is, "Don't worry, there's an app for that." Well two FSU students found something there wasn't an app for, and developed it themselves.
In a world where multi-tasking rules, Troy Sultan is king. Out of an office on Florida State's campus, he's developed an innovative app called Wordio. Essentially it turns the web and any other text into an audio book.
"Wordio transforms written content on the web to audio instantly allowing you to listen to your favorite articles while driving, exercising or simply relaxing," said Sultan.
It's a moment many people are familiar with. You're running late to that meeting or exam and you just needed a few more minutes to look over your notes but you can't read and walk at the same time. Well, Wordio's got you covered.
"This is the age of multi-tasking. Not to mention the web is exponentially becoming saturated with more and more content than people could possibly consume. So our goal is to allow people to consume more content than they would have if we didn't exist," said Sultan.
So say you wanted the content on this page read to you. Done. Plus, the Wordio technology will filter out any "noise" like ads or pop-ups.
And if you ever dreamed of having your Sunday paper read to you? Well now you can say..."There's an app for that."
The app is still in the development phase. Currently the minds behind Wordio are leading in a Facebook contest hosted by Intel. If they win, they'll be awarded 100 grand. That money will help get the app to you sooner. So if you want this technology, check out Wordio on Facebook.