I found this fantastic iPad app the other day that I suspect is meant to be for educatins children, but I (clearly a young at heart adult) am absolutely hooked!
It’s called the Barefoot World Atlas, and is basically an interactive way to view all the different countries and areas in the world.
When the app starts, you see a globe that zooms in and out with the usual simple pinch gestures you’re already used to in your iPad and iPhone.
It’s a gorgeous visual rendition of terrain, land size, but also has cute little graphics of what the particular country you’re looking at is famous for.
Tapping on a country’s name will bring up a list of its vital stats for your perusal.
You can also tap on the cute pictures – tapping on the African elephant told me all about elephants native to Africa and their endangerment species status. Tapping on the rugby player told me that rugby is Africa’s national spot! Things I never knew!
You can also view a straight up list of countries, and tap on its name to be taken straight there on the map.
OR you can also view a list of featured items (or what I call the list of cute pictures).
All in all, I think it’s a basic app that does what it says well. It provides good information such as demographics, flags, land size and capital cities, is a fun and colorful way to view what can otherwise be pretty dry information, and is a good educational tool for kids or geographically challenged adults like me to have a bit of fun whilst learning more about the world we live in.
Cost – $8.49