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“So - a good idea? Definitely. Atmospheric? A resounding yes.” Now Appearing
“The first title to get the souped-up treatment is the Sherlock Holmes murder mystery The Speckled Band” Metro
“Byook’s version of a Sherlock Holmes’ novel is absolutely gorgeous” app Safari

Byook is a new reading experience.

Using codes and rules defined by movies, this ebook is enriched with pictures, animations and sounds that strengthen the reader’s immersion.

This byook stages the first part of one of the investigations held by the famous detective Sherlock Holmes. A young woman consults him as she fears for her life. A threatening step-father, a suspicious death and a strange whistle entice Sherlock Holmes to accept this dark investigation.

Relax, open this byook.
Unleash the true potential of your imagination.

- Be startled as the victim’s screams resonate.
- Shudder as the blood spreads out on your pages.
- Shiver as the rain falls into the palm of your hand.

Let your senses and your imagination
lead you beyond words.

- Original text by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Each page is a new experience
- An intuitive usage similar to paper books.
- A new way of reading on the iPhone/iPad

Platform required : iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod 3 or iPod 4

What's New in Version

Does Helen Stoner have a reason to fear for her life?
Is Roylott really dangerous?
Will Sherlock Holmes manage to solve this dark investigation?

Discover now the second part and the end of the byook Sherlock Holmes!

Contents of this update:
- End of the byook, now fully staged
- Option allowing you to disable vibrations
- Graphical and sound tweakings
- Modifications of some effects that were bothering the reading experience
- New audio library for full compatibility with the iOS 4.3
- Fixed a bug that caused the application crash.

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Customer Reviews

A novel approach, well-implemented

Byook is a new format for reading, I hope more and more books will be converted into byooks, combining texts with music, sound effects and imagery to thrill the reader more than the author had intended. There is a huge market for this kind of entertainment. I hope that the Byook team will keep up its amazing effort and ensure that new byooks appear regularly, and their quality would be high. Also I hope to see an HD iPad version some day. We are yet at the root of something new, let's see how it goes. The first byook is a must-have for any keen reader. You don't want to miss the new level of book development after handwritten copies, Johann Gutenberg's printing and simple e-books. It's like inventing the moving pictures. I presume the first audience of 'Arriving of the train' was as stunned as I am today. Byook is great!

Amazing! Changes reading experience!

I have been waiting a long time for an app which takes advantage of what digital reading has to offer and this one finally does! The sounds and graphics paint the scene to make one feel more transported to the book setting. I usually prefer reading the "old" way, with a physical book in my hands, but this app makes me actually want to read digitally. Please create more stories ASAP! **It could also be developed to be used educationally with classic literature, scientific processes, and descriptions of some historic events. Wow and thank you!

The future of books is now

I generally love to read books. From novels to role playing books to comics, I honestly enjoy reading. This though has taken books to a whole new level. I started reading it with the intentions on reading a few pages before I fell asleep and I became so engaged in the story that I ended up reading the entire store. The mixture of movie and book really makes you feel like you are in the story. I really enjoyed it and I can't wait for more books to come out.

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  • $1.99
  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Size: 152 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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