Dino Walk: Continental Drift
By Vito Technology Inc.
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Millions of years ago the Earth looked quite different from what it does today. This app is a stunning visualization of a billion-year-long change happening in less than a minute. It will also show you who inhabited the planet in respective time periods and tell you all about them.
What you get:
- An interactive globe
- A Time Machine that can travel to Proterozoic, Jurassic, Triassic, and modern days
- Over 500 prehistoric species
The educational series of Walk apps by Vito Technology includes Star Walk, Solar Walk and Geo Walk and has been recognized by teachers and parents all over the world.
* No Internet connection is required
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Japanese, Chinese and Russian localizations added
This could have been such a fantastic app, and I am really quite disappointed that it didn't live up to it's potential. The premise is very cool, and he graphics are amazing. In fact, the graphics are the only reason I gave 2 stars.
I could have dealt with there being fewer animals than anticipated, or the frustration of not being able to click on some of the animals. But I can't get past the fact that the descriptions are sadly lacking and even sometimes embarrassing to read (i.e. instead of giving actual measurements it says, "47ft (example) long and some pounds." Some pounds? I didn't know 'some' was an official measurement).The first time I read such a description I winced but figured it was a one time oversight. Unfortunately that was quickly proven untrue, and also not the only mistake made several times throughout the descriptions I read. I started at the beginning of time, and made it through only 3 'periods' before I had to delete the app. And I made it through those time periods and animals in only 10 minutes, which shows the amount of detail offered in the app.
All in all, a disappointing end to an exciting download that I thought would fulfill my desire for a fun, informative app that will hold the interest of my kids. And so the search continues!
Dino Walk is great if you want to scrape the surface when it comes to dinosaur knowledge. I'm very impressed with how this app works: you're shown a globe and can browse through eras and see the geographic changes as well as which animals evolved when.
This said, Dino Walk is lacking lots of information. I tried searching its index for several varieties of dinosaur, to no avail (Basilosaurus, Megalodon, Estemmenosuchus, etc.) A feature I really want to see implemented is an option to mark species/locations as "favorites." I was surprised this wasn't already part of the app. Also, there's no option to view the genus and Latin name. Add these changes, and I'll be be very happy.
This one would be good in a classroom setting in teaching or for anyone who is curious about life on our planet
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- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 10, 2013
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 253 MB
- Languages: English, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Vito Technology Inc.
- © Vito Technology Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.