Colibrio Reader Framework
The Premier Framework for building Digital Reading Experiences
Colibrio Reader is a new, innovative Reading System SDK built on the Modern Web Platform. It is developed using the latest technologies and practices, 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
Our team is passionate about creating the best digital reading technologies possible and we've worked tirelessly to create a product that we believe is unmatched in its capabilities. Join the growing number of developers who have chosen Colibrio Reader Framework to elevate their digital reading products.
Contact us to try out Colibrio Reader today and see the difference for yourself!
- One Framework, all Platforms
- Advanced Accessibility Features
- Native and Browser Apps
- Multi-format (EPUB, PDF, Audiobooks)
- Scripting and Interactivity
- Video, Audio, Animation
- Media Overlays
- Text to Speech
- Full-text Search
- Managed Styling
- EPUB Streaming
- Unmatched Pagination Quality
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 offer the only Reading System that can configure detailed rules for pagination to avoid orphans, widows, split boxes and much more, regardless of document structure and semantics.
Interactive and Fun
Create engaging learning experiences, fun and exciting kids books, augmented travel guides and more!
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.
Our technology helps build more inclusive ecosystems of products and services
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, PDF and Web Publication Audiobooks are supported out of the box, but any future format is just a new adapter away!
EPUB3, PDF and Web Publication Audiobooks are supported out of the box, but any future format is just 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 with native development kits in Kotlin and Swift. The developer APIs are designed to be unified across all platforms so that your team can communicate concepts and solutions cross platform.
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, persistence, 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!
One of the most obvious use cases for a Reading System engine is as the heart of an E-reader. Colibrio Reader is a perfect fit and gives an extra competitive edge, regardless of platform and screen technology.
More and more ebook retailers and publishers are offering the possibility to read parts of, or entire publications online. Colibrio Reader offers an unmatched feature set for a browser based Reading System.
With Colibrio Reader libraries can offer online or in-app lending and reading for any type of publication.
EPUB 3 is an ideal format for e-learning material. Having a learning platform which uses standardized formats can greatly streamline production, life cycle management, reuse and distribution of learning material. Using features such as annotations and social reading will add extra dimensions to the learning experience.
Document Management systems
With Colibrio Reader, Document Management systems can support viewing of all major standard distribution formats for ebooks.
Natively supporting EPUB in browsers will be more important as we move closer to the realisation of the Web Publications standard. Using the Colibrio Reader SDK, vendors can do what Microsoft Edge already has done and support opening and reading EPUB directly in the browser.
Because of its versatile, component oriented design Colibrio Reader can be used “headless” on the server as a rendering engine for printable PDFs. Thanks to its unique reflow features, Colibrio Reader can produce well balanced pages, even for complex page layouts