World History Atlas HD with 3D
By Tomorrow LLC
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Groundbreaking educational 3D World Atlas with instantaneous access to all of world history.
The pinchable, zoomable timeline gives you instantaneous access to anywhere in history. Just slide it to where you want to go and the maps instantly change.
We also have great articles, images, and events that appear right on the globe.
This is how a Historical Atlas is supposed to work on an iPad.
What's New in Version 1.6
We now have a great tutorial that launches with product installation, and can be turned off in the new preferences panel.
We also have a great new retina clean timeline, browsable images for every empire, preferences, and bookmarks for the wiki view.
We've also cached the summary articles for every empire in the app, along with the top level of maps, so that users can do even more when not connected to the internet.
Finally we've added a feedback button in the preferences, so users can chime in and help guide our product to the future.
Pretty but useless
The globe and timeline functions of this app are very pretty and might be useful for helping students visualize historical changes on a geographic scale. Beyond that there is little to recommend this app. The facts are mere trivia and major events are ignored. The bread riots in France pop up, but no mention is made of the French Revolution. The size of Germany varies significantly between 1932 and 1944 with no explanation. When the timeline is set to 1860, the only pop-up that appears tells us Barack Obama was elected president in 2008. There was a presidential election in 1860, some guy named Lincoln was elected. This election was of more profound historical significance than the opening of the first chocolate factory in Germany. Guess which one made the cut? Without significant updates to the database, including corrections to errors, it is not worth the money!
I just downloaded your atlas - it is phenomenal! Great ideas, great maps. The pictures for the most part are in an unexpected very low resolution, most of them also stretched over the whole screen, making them unusable. I think they should be either uploaded in HD or have links to the HD version when you click on them.
I love it, good job.
I think people are confused by the pop up event notices being the only history. That seems more trivia based. This app is much more than pop up trivia. Just an FYI learn an app before attacking it.
The value in this app is in how empire have risen and fallen over time. Click on any empire and brings up associated Wikipedia data about that kingdom.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Jul 02, 2013
- Version: 1.6
- Size: 42.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tomorrow LLC
- © 2013 Tomorrow LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.