Human Face of Big Data Viewer
By Rick Smolan
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In order to use this app you need to have a copy of the large format illustrated book, The Human Face of Big Data by Rick Smolan & Jennifer Erwitt. Pointing your iPhone or iPad at certain images in the book which contain the yellow KEY symbol shown above will launch videos from the web allowing you to learn more about that specific story.
This app serves its singular function moderately well. My main gripe is that there's this intrusive pop-up banner which appears at the bottom of the screen every 10 to 15 seconds reminding you that you can DOUBLE-TAP TO EXIT. This incessant reminder is as idiotic as it is annoying! The implicit assumption is that you can't remember this simple instruction for more than a few seconds and need to be constantly reminded.
Very good app. Only works if you have book
If you don't have the book "The Human Face of Big Data" this app will do nothing for you. It is an augmented reality app that recognizes where you are in the book and then plays related video content.
I thought I had downloaded the wrong app. The interface is not easily read. I'm pretty sure everyone just wants to click snap and see videos, not create "auras" yet my simple request is lost amidst the barrages of tutorials for making an aura. If I am overlooking the obvious please let me know but its main function should be immediately accessible; I shouldn't have to search for it.
- Category: Entertainment
- Released: Nov 08, 2012
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 12.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rick Smolan
- ©2012 Against All Odds Productions
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).