Kingdom of Plants with David Attenborough
By Serengeti Entertainment Ltd
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Join David Attenborough on an interactive journey through the incredible world of plants.
* iTunes Editor's Choice *
* AppStore Best of 2012 'Knowledge at Hand' *
Following the groundbreaking TV series on Sky 3D, Sky Atlantic and Sky 1, continue your journey through the Kingdom of Plants in the company of the world's favourite naturalist.
★★★★★ MSN App of the Day – 'a perfect coffee-table app to show off your tablet'
★★★★ Tap! - 'Attenborough is as captivating as ever'
★★★★ AppTudes – 'the one flower to pick from the iTunes forest'
• A featured app on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
• A WebUser 'App Worth Paying For'
• Experience time from a plant's perspective with unique PlantTime timelapse sequences
• More than 45-minutes of video footage David Attenborough
• Exclusive audio and video content, plus HD Retina graphics for the new iPad
Using exclusive clips, interactive features and Sir David's inimitable guidance throughout, witness events few people ever get to see, including the flowering of the exquisite Queen of the Night cactus at Kew Gardens and behind-the-scenes at the Millennium Seedbank vaults at Wakehurst Place.
Experience time from a plant's perspective with interactive PlantTimes, go behind closed doors to discover Kew's vital scientific research, and browse hundreds of images exploring the beauty, diversity and wonder of the plant kingdom.
Learn how the evolution of insects and flowers have gone hand-in-hand, unravel some of the biggest botanical mysteries, and discover the vital conservation work that happens in Kew's famous greenhouses.
It's gardening on an epic scale...
Some user comments:
- "Staggeringly beautiful and mind-boggling"
- "Another example of the joys an app can bring into our lives"
- "Like having a personal David Attenborough show on your iPad!"
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Filmed on site at Kew Gardens, London’s 300-acre world heritage site, Kingdom of Plants is a collaboration between Boto Media, Atlantic Productions and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
What's New in Version 1.2.1
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• Mute control no longer silences videos
• Minor bug fixes
It is a very nicely presented app, but i was expecting more of an encyclopaedia of plants - which it isn't. What you actually get is a selection of videos, presumably taken from a Sky TV series (which I wasn't familiar with) that have been compiled to give you a sort of guided tour of Kew. Plants have been divided into 10 categories such as "Rare Bloomers" or "Mountain Jewels". Within each category you'll get a few minutes of video (presented by Sir David, who I adore) and a few hundred words of text to read. There is also a gallery of half a dozen pictures per category - usually very attractive, but with very little detail - and usually a "plant time" where you can drag you finger across the screen to see a plant grow or bloom. You can also visit 5 of Kew's famous glass houses and conservatories where you're treated to a panorama where you can drag your finger around the screen to "look around" as well as some more video. Buy it for an attractive tour of Kew, not if you're looking for a practical horticultural reference.
When you get through the door, there are videos, although the "Nursery" video does not show when you tap it.
There is no way to contact support through the developer's website. There is a video when you tap on the seedlings. I cannot be sure if this is a fault or it is just as it is. Otherwise, it is a nice and interesting app.
I love this app!! The filming is stunning, the videos hugely informative and my favourite is "plant time". I would highly recommend this, my niece loved it and we are now planning a trip to Kew to see "live" what we have learnt about together.