Our History

1999

The founding team gives birth to the first-ever speech-enabling web-based service in the world, named ReadSpeaker.

2001

ReadSpeaker SayIt is launched. It now becomes easy for websites to add a simple Listen button so that users can listen to web sites as well as read them.

2003

ReadSpeaker products are sold outside of Scandinavia starting with the UK.

2004

Launch of ReadSpeaker Navigator and then ReadSpeaker XT. Now websites can offer an audio toolbar to their visitors so that they can listen to selected text, the main page content, or the whole page including navigation.

2006

ReadSpeaker products are now used in Germany, Holland, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, US, and Japan.

2008

The company VoiceCorp is set up to combine the development, sales, management, hosting, support, and innovation departments behind the ReadSpeaker products under one roof. New ReadSpeaker web-based products ReadSpeaker Enterprise and ReadSpeaker proReader are launched, making it faster, more convenient, and simpler for users to listen to websites.

2009

The ReadSpeaker webReader app is launched. Now it is easy to speech-enable the text content of smaller websites and blogs. ReadSpeaker products go mobile with the launch of ReadSpeaker audioMobile API. Now users can listen to content directly from their iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch), Android, RIM BlackBerry, and other J2ME compatible devices. ReadSpeaker products are now used in Australia and New Zealand.

2010

ReadSpeaker goes deeper in creating specific products for reading online documents and web forms with the launch of ReadSpeaker docReader and ReadSpeaker formReader. The VoiceCorp company changes its name to ReadSpeaker. ReadSpeaker products are now used in the Middle East.

2011

ReadSpeaker Enterprise is updated with the new Highlighting add-on, which now can be used on iPhone/iPad with a HTML5 player. More than 5000 customers use ReadSpeaker products, which are now sold in more than 30 countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Oceania, with millions of people listening to web content every month.

2012

Launch of ReadSpeaker Enterprise Highlighting 2.5. ReadSpeaker has offices and representations in the United States, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Australia, and Japan. The company now sells its solutions in over 40 countries across the 5 continents.

2013

Launch of new accessible publishing services such as ReadSpeaker Narrator. New Web Application Service Platform is set up with the applications ReadSpeaker speechMaker and ReadSpeaker speechCloud API. New learning management system integration modules for ReadSpeaker Enterprise Highlighting.

2014

Launch of the new version of ReadSpeaker docReader.