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Description

This application gives you over 1400 images from the Vargas Gem and Mineral collection, of the University of Texas.

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All images are credited to the Vargas Gem and Mineral Collection, Jackson School of Geosciences.
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These images are embedded within the app, rather than being simply links to images online, so that they are FULLY VIEWABLE OFFLINE.

This FREE version of the Vargas Collection app contains low-resolution images (about 30% lower resolution), which are still useful, but if you are looking for improved quality images, then you may consider downloading the "hi-res" version of this app.

This app includes some basic information about the photo, like what the subject matter is, and some interesting facts about the subject matter (available for most, but not all, images).

You do not need an internet connection to use this app. All images and information are viewable offline.

This is an excellent pocket reference for those who wish to learn more about gems and minerals. It's a great way to stimulate interest in science for kids, and can be used by teachers as a learning springboard to advanced topics in geology and geoscience.

A subset of the overall feature list for this application includes:

- Advanced search for all images. The top 100 images are returned by the search engine. If you need a more finely-tuned search, simply add more terms into the search field. Category-based search is available.

- Add/edit/remove images, and access images you added using My Images. If you find space data that needs revision, you can edit it using your on-screen keypad, or add your own interesting facts.

- You can rate images on a 5-star system. Once rated, the entry is much easier to access later since you can just tap on the "Top Rated" button in the "More" section at the bottom of the screen.

- Mark your favorite images, and view them in the Favorites area. This is similar to the "Top Rated" feature, but with more direct access since the button is always-visible at the bottom of the screen.

- E-mail any image to a friend, and CC or BCC it, too.

- Rename categories and add/remove categories. We've given you a starting point to help you categorize and organize your images, but you can always add more, or change the default categorization. Also, you can put any image in up to 2 categories, if desired. For example, an image of Earth might belong in "Earth" but also "Planets".

- Insert a textual comment about the image. For example, perhaps you would like to keep track of where the photo was taken.

- The history feature keeps a log of what you've seen, so you can always go back to re-read about that interesting Hubble photo that you remembered from days ago.

This app requires at least iOS version 5.0

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COPYRIGHT & LICENSE INFORMATION

To the best of our knowledge, the images and content used in this app can be used in commercial products without license restriction.

If you have questions about our use of this content, or if you believe that some of this content may be copyrighted or improperly attributed, please contact Amanda Gates immediately and I will revise the app accordingly.
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What's New

Version 2.0

Numerous bug fixes and improvements have been made!

Ratings and Reviews

Good collection

jeremyh952

Good job putting the whole Vargas collection into an app!

Off by one

Lib25geo

Photos & the collection but the entry is off by one. The description is for the photo below.

Information

Seller
Amanda Gates
Size
57.3 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2013 Amanda Gates
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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