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 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.