The World Factbook Visual Edition has information on the people, society, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Information in this version of the app is up-to-date as of December 2018.
GeekDad.com: "It’s different from other similar apps in that it really helps users visualize the data, and doesn’t just display tables of numbers. It is a wonderful way to learn about the countries of the world in a very visual way. Numbers have a harder time conveying their impact, but the maps, graphs, and colors in this app demonstrate them perfectly."
The app has browsing, search, graphs, and map sections. In the browse section the user can select countries by tapping maps, or by selecting from a list. The user can also search for countries in the search section. In the graphs section dozens of data comparisons are presented as visual graphs or beautiful colored world maps. The maps sections has a collection of maps.
The app is based on the World Factbook data prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. This app presents this public domain data in a more visual way that is more convenient to use on an iPad and makes it more accessible to adults and kids by presenting all data as graphs that are unique to this app.
Data source: The World Factbook 2018. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2018.
Feedback and requests for new features
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This app has no ads or in-app purchases and it does not transmit any data during the operation of the app. This app also does not contain any links to other apps or the web.
- all data has been updated
- new entries about broadband, air transport system, citizenship, electricity access, terrorism, and maritime threaths for each country
- On 19 April 2018, Swaziland renamed itself Eswatini
- support for iOS 12
Ratings and Reviews
Nice maps, but
selecting a graph results in the app crashing on my iPad mini 4 running iOS 12.1.1
Wonderful Classroom Tool!
This app has everything that a student might want to find information about anywhere on Earth! The many categories make it easy to find specific information on so many topics. This app is easy to use without the need for complicated directions. The maps are colorful and wonderful. This is our new "go-to" app when we are studying a country in my 3rd grade!
Perfect for a trivia question writer
This is a great resource for anybody seeking world/country fact knowledge but it is especially awesome if you quickly need to jump back and forth between countries/oceans/maps/categories etc, for example to compare something.
The visual presentation of the facts and well thought out user interface makes it easier to navigate this iPad app than much more expensive PC competitors.
As a trivia question writer it is the perfect desktop companion when writing questions. Just by looking through the app the first time, I got ideas for new types of questions from the smart layout and presentation of facts.
Will also put this app on my 9 year old’s iPad for school reference projects. Highly recommended.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.