Ripperpedia: The Jack the Ripper Who’s Who
By Mango Design Limited
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The crimes of the murderer who became known to the world as ‘Jack the Ripper’ continue to fascinate more than 120 years after they were committed.
Ripperpedia allows the user to cut through much of the mythological fog surrounding the case and access the facts.
The victims, the witnesses, the suspects, the police officers, the evidence and the locales made notorious by the Ripper’s deeds – all can be found here at the tap of a button, with in-text links allowing the user to move around the entries at will.
Ripperpedia features over 150 entries, with almost 200 illustrations and modern-day videos of the five canonical murder sites, as well as an interactive map showing exactly what happened where.
New entries will be added on a regular basis and available as free updates.
What's New in Version 1.1
Minor bugs fixed.
GPS functionality added so that user's location is displayed on the app's interactive map, allowing for a self-guided tour.
The opening intro page is beautifully written. The dark red tinted background images are in good balance. Throughout the App there are manyimages which are well formatted and help to bring alive this unsolved mystery.
The highlighte names/places/etc. in the text allows one to cross reference, which is extremely useful in such a complicated case.
I'm impressed with the detailed research in this App. For people like me, who have not visited London and don't have access to important archives except through the internet and books, there are surprises to be found.
The map is spiffy! The points of interest are marked and allows for more cross referencing. Very helpful also is the zoom feature. I feel like I am walking the streets of Whitechapel. Great also is the option of using GPS or not.
I'll be viewing this App for a long time for my research. I like that Wood and Bennett are going to continue to update and are open to suggestions. It makes for a more collaborative App.
Adam Wood and John Bennett have done an awesome job. Well done!