With this incredible app, any child can fly around the magical, interactive 3D globe and discover the rich wonders of our planet.
“An immersive app that immediately invites exploration” – The New York Times
It’s never been easier to explore the world’s continents, great oceans and changing environments. As you travel from country to country, you’ll meet different people from around the planet and find out about their way of life. With the tap of a finger, you can encounter amazing wildlife, and discover famous landmarks, fantastic natural features and remarkable buildings.
A multi-language, universal app optimised for the retina display
• Spin, zoom and fly around the globe!
• Read and listen to geographer and BBC TV presenter Nick Crane
• Learn fascinating facts about every country
• Watch hundreds of mini-videos
• Enjoy beautiful animated illustrations by artist David Dean
• Follow an ever-changing soundscape
• Expand your world with extra packs, including World Art & International Football
• Browse through hundreds of breathtaking photographs
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, German
Pack languages: Vary
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Optimized for the latest iPhones and iPads.
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing Fun App!
I love this app! It's filled with beautiful with a hand drawn charm to all the animated art in it. It has a lot of fun facts and quirkiness to it that kids would love. I don't understand why people are complaining here but I had no issues loading this on my iPhone 6S or iPad Air. People ranting about space, really? Get a life. The high resolution animated art and other aspects of the design require it. I think people complain too much and don't appreciate things. I've used this app for a couple years and it never gets old just for fun and can't wait to introduce my daughter to it :)
Very poor presentation
I purchased this app for my 5-year old daughter. It was based on the sales pitch it has in the summary. 4 million downloads and and top 10 App Store pick! Now my impression after spending 20 minutes with this is - really?
I want to jump straight to what's wrong here but first let me point out what's working. The globe is the best idea of this app. Very smooth transition for what could have been complicated multi-level menus. This is ideal for exploration.
Sadly, the good part ends right there. The music is so boring and so is the announcer's voice. Switching between packs should not be required, but it would be ok if the navigation between the packs was half as intuitive as moving around the globe. However, it appears that the app was not built with expansion packs in mind, perhaps implemented as an afterthought. The app freezes while switching packs without any feedback on whether the selection was successful.
I would not recommend this app for children until it's more engaging. It has the potential to be a very useful tool for young children, but it's not there yet.
Data Checking Needed
Sorry folks, I know it’s a freebie pack, but when I find glaring mistakes in the first couple seconds of trialing an app, I’m definitely not going to pay money for it. For an educational tool, it pays to be accurate for our kids...
So, since I’m not from Texas, I tried to first zoom to home via the regions sub-set (North America) and meander north to Minnesota. No landmarks to speak of (Grain elevator!? Ok, fine, Cargil and General Mills are our handy work...), but the state abbreviation is wrong (Minnesota is MN, not MI) so when I’m swiped over to Michigan, whose abbreviation is MI, they don’t even get abbreviations.
I’m not the most worldly guy around, but before knowing where Salvador or Eritrea are, how about I have the ability to at least point to my home state with a little detail first? It should be an easy win...
I hope the depth of the rest of the app is better, I’d hope so for such a huge install, but for now, I’m going to pass.
In-App PurchasesSee All
- Barefoot Books Inc.
- 1.5 GB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, Catalan, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Barefoot Books Inc
- In-App Purchases
- 100 Great Cities of the World $0.99
- North America $0.99
- Starter Atlas Puzzles $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.