Wednesday, April 20, 2011

THE Civil War App for your iPad

I'm in love with the iPad app that marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War produced by the History channel. While the app costs $7.99, you will receive real time "This Day in Cvil War History" updates every day. It features photos, newspaper clips, and first-hand accounts from the war in the form of letters and diary entries, and help using Morse code to send telegrams via Twitter. It's a hoot, and a bargain when you consider you will be receiving daily updates that let you live the events in “real-time” over the course of four years.

The app also uses the iPad's multi-finger swiping feature allowing users to navigate through time. History says a one-finger swipe moves a day, a two-finger swipe for a week, a three-finger swipe for a month, and a four-finger swipe can jump the user one year in time.

The Civil War Today includes:
  • Daily Civil War updates from April 12, 2011 through April 26, 2015. The app content updates ONE DAY AT A TIME, precisely mirroring the events of 150 years ago
  • “In the Headlines” featuring newspapers from every day of the war.
  • Running tallies of the North and South casualty counts.
  • “A Day in the Life” with personal letters and diary entries from 15 individuals including Abraham Lincoln, Horatio Nelson Taft, and Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut.
  • Photo of the day and photo galleries.
  • Quote of the day.
  • Articles and video on featured topics.
  • Authentic period maps from key battlegrounds.
  • Daily North-South quiz.
  • Detailed background scenes that put you in the time and place of the Civil War. (Northern city, Southern plantation, Western frontier town, military camp).
  • Twitter integration to send a telegram via Morse code.
  • GameCenter integration to earn Civil War era appropriate achievements - and display them in a virtual medals case.
  • Airplay integration for viewing of app video via Apple TV.
  • Advanced multi-finger gesture functionality and custom toolbar for deep navigation.

It's everything you could wish for in an app. You can find it in the iTunes store.


Blogger Lori H said...

This would be awesome. If only I had an I-phone!

April 23, 2011 at 7:13 AM  

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