Colibrio Reader Framework
Digital Reading Experiences
The Reading System
Colibrio Reader is a new, innovative Reading System SDK, built on the Modern Web Platform. It is a web first engine, developed using 2019 technologies and practices and built to support new upcoming standards, as well as the current publishing formats.
Colibrio Reader excels on any platform and performs equally well on mobile as on desktop.
Colibrio Reader is a new, innovative Reading System SDK, built on the Modern Web Platform
Colibrio Reader brings a Reading System SDK to market which lets you build solutions that push the limits of the digital reading experience further.
- One Framework, all Platforms
- Native and Online Apps
- Multi-format (EPUB, PDF, etc)
- Video, Audio, Animation
- Unmatched Pagination
- Scripting and Interactivity
- Full-text Search
- Managed Styling
- EPUB Streaming
- Media Overlays
- Text to Speech *
- Web Annotations *
- Web Publication Audiobooks *
* Available Q3 2019
Reader Experience First
Book design is a craft. It has been perfected since the early days of writing to help make the experience of reading captivating and immersive. Colibrio Reader focuses on preserving authors, publishers and designers original formatting and visual style.
To bring e-book page layout closer to what you expect from a page in a printed book, we at Colibrio have developed a unique solution for flowing content across pages called Colibrio Reflow.
Colibrio Reader focuses on preserving authors, publishers and designers original visual style
We are the only Reading System which can configure detailed rules for pagination to avoid orphans, widows, split boxes and much more, regardless of document structure and semantics.
Accessibility is a foundational property of the Colibrio Reader Framework. Our technology helps build more inclusive ecosystems of products and services for all readers, regardless of their needs.
We have built in support for Media Overlays, Text to Speech, user definable type and display settings and more. We also expose "low level" accessibility platform technologies, so that you have all that you need to innovate and create.
Colibrio Reader is designed and built to be highly adaptable. It handles different publication formats using so called Format Adapters. An adapter takes a publication such as an EPUB or PDF and makes its contents available to the Reading System in a generalized way. EPUB3 and PDF are supported out of the box, but any future format is only a new adapter away!
EPUB3 and PDF are supported out of the box, but any future format is only a new adapter away!
Examples of other aspects of the Reading System which are also adapter based are DRM, Annotation and Bookmarking Services.
Colibrio Reader is written in TypeScript. The developer API is fully documented and fully featured.
You can easily extend and configure all aspects of the framework to fit your application. This applies to such things as user authentication, DRM services, persistance, event handling and of course all things User Interface related.
You can easily extend and configure all aspects of the framework to fit your application
The loosely coupled architecture allow you to build anything from a headless rendering service in the cloud, a web based reading system, to a cutting edge e-reader for any native platform!