By World Guide
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See the world on your iPhone or iPod Touch - World Guide lets you browse valuable information for countries around the world, either by region or in a full list. Simply select a country to learn more about it, starting with basic facts like its capital, currency, languages spoken, population, local power convention, and time zone. In addition, you can read up on a general summary of the country, its climate, transportation conditions, local food and tipping customs, and even key phrases in the local language. Finally, you can look through details about destinations and places to go, tips about life in and travel to the area, and even a multi-touch zoomable flag and map for each location.
World Guide also contains a powerful full-text search function to let you hunt through all of the country information - search for a capital city, an ecotourist destination, or even just a quiet beach.
If you're planning a trip, World Guide lets you make your own favorites list - while browsing a country, simply touch the plus symbol to save it to your favorites list, and create your own 'bucket list' of dream adventures or places to visit.
Can't decide where to start? Take advantage of a unique World Guide feature by pulling up a country list and giving it a shake - this will pull up a random country, letting you visit somewhere new and different every time, while leaving the destination up to chance.
World Guide also stores all of its content offline, allowing you to keep the entire world at your fingertips as you travel, without requiring a connection to the Internet.
World Guide is the easiest and most convenient way to see the entire world, one country at a time.
Finally, a travel app worth downloading
As someone who loves reading travel magazines and travel books, I was excited to see that iTunes had a Travel category in the app store... until I actually started browsing the apps and found nothing of interest. So I am thrilled to have finally found an app that has broad appeal as a travel almanac. Just a taste of information about each country: what are the highlights, best times to visit, any concerns for safety/water, etc. Simple and easy to digest. Good look. The picture for each country cannot be enlarged... would love to see a few pics from each country. But overall, just the travel app I was looking for. Thanks!
Exactly what I wanted
I was looking for something exactly like this. It works fine, has a lot of info for every country, and I have yet to find any factual errors. I can't see where anyone could get a 1 star rating from. Perhaps if this type of stuff does not interest you, then that is understandable, but it truly has no problems. If anything were to be added, it would be nice if there were pictures of the countries. Included is a map and the flag as visuals for each country, and a small thumbnail type picture at the top, but no true full pictures you can view. Adding that would add to the app greatly.
Since when did Taiwan become a part of China? Taiwan has it's own government and it's own currency which you don't list. Taiwan does not honor the Chinese Yuan. Combining Taiwan with China is a mistake and could be an insult to some Taiwanese. You list Hong Kong separately and HK is officially part of China. Why the oversight or this glaring mistake. If you combine Taiwan with China then you should combine Hong Kong with China and Puerto Rico with the United States. Taiwan is not recognized as a soverign nation but it is still not part of China either. You should fix this very big mistake. the app is has good information, is very clear to navigate and simple. Because of the Taiwan mistake I can't give it high marks. I wonder what other lesser countries have mistakes.