Editor’s Note: Guest Author Pratibha is a technology enthusiast interested in analysing and reporting about different technologies.
For travelers who weren’t setting up on taking a long journey yet, app name VertragingsApp offers stories designed by the time it takes to read them for those stuck on a deferred service. Accessible from the App Store for EUR 2.99, VertragingsApp offers a variety of short stories tagged with the average time period desirable to complete each piece – including 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 45 and 60-minute stories.
The initiative behind the app is that travelers experiencing delays due to poor climate circumstances or troubles with the way can search for fiction or non-fiction from famous authors that they will be capable to finish before they step off the train or bus. Developed in collaboration with the publishing houses Querido, Nijgh & Van Ditmar, Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep and Q,
Recent collection features excerpts from longer books which include links to a webshop where the booklover can acquire the full text. As well as entertaining commuters stuck on public transport or those without much free time to read, the app serves to sponsor the up-and-coming authors published by VertragingApp’s partners. Users can also demand their for favorite authors be added. VertragingsApp is currently available only in Dutch.