I’d like to use the html export to embed a picture book reader in a website (with pictures, text, audio and phrase highlighting). I’ve tried it and everything works well except that the pages don’t turn automatically as the story is read. The app version works fine.
(It maybe sounds trivial, but I think it makes a difference for users actually making use of the content online. Right now when the highlighting/audio reaches the bottom of the page, the user would have to scroll to the top, click the next arrow, scroll to the bottom and click the play button again to keep listening.)
I don’t know HTML but I think I understand enough to know there should be a way for it to automatically open the link to the next page and have that page play the audio as soon as it loads?
The html export actually works fine as you describe. Looking it over again, I can see that all the scrolling problems arise from trying to paste the page into an iFrame in a simple website builder. I just tried this on a whim and was surprised/excited that it worked, but I can see it’s probably over my head to try to perfect it. Maybe I’ll need to enlist some tech help if I want to make it look professional in the future.
In general bloom-player intentionally does not do auto page turning. The exception is when a “Motion” book is in landscape and doing the full animation thing. Otherwise, we want people to stay active, maybe look at the picture, maybe think about the words they may be trying to learn to read, then turn the page when they are ready.
Anyhow, I can imagine negotiations will ensue as the “do what you like” world of RAB meets the “opinionated” world of Bloom
An related aside: I wonder if we aren’t all collectively over-doing Talking Books. Would love to see some research to see if at some point having books without audio is better for learning to read.