The latest version of Reading App Builder can be downloaded here. Please see the Release Notes for details of what’s new in this version.

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Reading App Builder 3.5 for Windows
EXE | 181.34 MB | 13 Jul 2017

Windows Version

Reading App Builder 3.5 for Windows EXE | 181.34 MB | 13 Jul 2017

This is the download for building Android apps on a computer running Windows. Follow the installation instructions in the document 1. Installation Instructions.

Recommended system:

  • a laptop or desktop PC running Windows XP, 7, 8.x or 10;
  • 4 GB of free hard disk space;
  • 4 GB of RAM;
  • an Android smartphone;
  • a USB cable to connect the smartphone to the computer;
  • an internet connection (required only for the build of the first app).

Mac Version

Reading App Builder 3.5 for Mac DMG | 374.47 MB | 14 Jul 2017

This is the download for building Android and iOS apps on a Mac. Follow the installation instructions in the document 3. Installing and Building Apps on a Mac.

Recommended system:

  • a Mac running macOS 10.11.5 (minimum), macOS 10.12 (recommended);
  • 12GB (minimum), 20GB or more (recommended) of free hard disk space for Xcode install;
  • 4GB of RAM (minimum), 8GB of RAM (recommended);
  • For building iOS apps:
    • iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad running iOS 8 or greater;
    • Lightning cable to connect iOS device to Mac;
  • For building Android apps:
    • an Android smartphone;
    • a USB cable to connect the smartphone to the computer;
    • an internet connection (required only for the build of the first app).

For details of which features are supported in the iOS app, please see Android and iOS App Features.

Linux Version

For instructions on how to download and install Reading App Builder for Linux, please see section 3 in the Installation Instructions document on the Resources page.

Documentation

Please see the Resources page for documentation to download.

Audio Synchronization Tools

You can download the installer for the aeneas audio-text synchronization tools here. Choose the download according to your operating system (Windows or Mac). For Linux, the aeneas install is part of the Reading App Builder package and you do not need to install it separately.

aeneas tools 1.7.2 for Mac DMG | 69.60 MB | 9 Mar 2017
aeneas tools 1.7.2 for Windows EXE | 66.90 MB | 9 Mar 2017

If you have previously installed each of the aeneas components using the manual method, we recommend that you uninstall each of these before installing the new version. The new installer installs the components to different places and in a different way from the manual method.

Necessary Development Kits

In addition to the Reading App Builder (RAB) installation file you will need to download and install the Java and Android development kits. These are used by Reading App Builder to compile the apps. The installation instructions, How to Install Reading App Builder, include step by step help for installing these development kits. If this is your first time installing RAB it is strongly recommended that you follow those instructions which include screenshots so you know exactly what to download.

Java Development Kit SE – You need version 7 or 8 of the Standard Edition of the Java Development Kit (JDK).

Android Software Development Kit – Get just the command line tools (at the bottom of the page) rather than the full Android Studio.

Previous Versions

Older versions of Reading App Builder can be downloaded here.

Reading App Builder 3.4 for Windows EXE | 111.96 MB | 10 May 2017
Reading App Builder 3.3.2 for Windows EXE | 85.49 MB | 31 Mar 2017
Reading App Builder 3.3 for Windows EXE | 85.48 MB | 9 Mar 2017
Reading App Builder 3.2 for Windows EXE | 81.97 MB | 24 Jan 2017
Reading App Builder 3.1 for Windows EXE | 81.60 MB | 12 Dec 2016
Reading App Builder 3.0 for Windows EXE | 81.59 MB | 30 Nov 2016
Reading App Builder 2.2 for Windows EXE | 81.59 MB | 29 Nov 2016
Reading App Builder 2.1.1 for Windows EXE | 77.44 MB | 1 Sep 2016
Reading App Builder 2.0 for Windows EXE | 77.42 MB | 24 Aug 2016