WORLD BOOK - This Day in History for iPad
By Software MacKiev
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This Day in History for iPad is an interactive multimedia calendar that displays historical events for the current day or any selected day, along with related media such as photos, illustrations, music, and speeches. You can hear the national anthems of countries on the day they became a nation, listen to presidents’ speeches on the anniversaries of their inaugurations, and play sound clips from famous artists on their birthdays.
Background text that appears for each event concentrates on interesting aspects that you might not know. For example, did you know that Vermont was an independent republic for 14 years before becoming a state and that George Washington at one point considered sending troops to overthrow the Vermont government? Each event also has at least one picture for every event, so you can experience the people and places making each day in history famous. The journey begins here, each and every day.
Room for improvement
Nice app if you like this sort of thing... but for one it would be better if appeared updated each day on the screen with the actual date rather than just the same 'front page', and could use more information, there's a lot of 'what happened on this day' information available out there (particularly on sites like Wikipedia).
As history lover I like this sort of thing, but there's a lot of room for improvement, hence on 3 stars, would be nice to upgrade it to 5stars if the makers take notice.
- Category: Education
- Released: 03 November 2011
- Version: 3.0.3
- Size: 19.1 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Software MacKiev
- 2012 The Software MacKiev Company. Portions © 2012 World Book, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.