March 13, 2010 in Books (F)
[prMac.com] Pisa, Italy - Dathlon has released Dante: Divine Comedy 1.0 (English) for iPhone and iPod touch devices, in the English translation by H.W. Longfellow. One of the greatest works of world literature is available as annoteBook, and comes preloaded with the fully translator's commentary and 130 fine illustrations by Gustave Dore. This application has a very simple user interface with improved readability, a powerful word search engine, characters and places index, and a conceptual map of the Dante's world.
The application is the first annoteBook by Dathlon in English, a series whose e-books can be annotated by the reader in a simple and intuitive way. Plus, the book is preloaded with the full commmentary of Longfellow (over 2100 notes which guide the less experiended readers to the understanding of this immortal masterpiece) as well as the reproduction of 130 fine engraving by the renowned illustrator Gustave Dore. To add further value, a full list of characters and places is available, as well as a very useful and detailed description of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. The book is designed with a very simple and friendly user interface in mind, and is packed with a lot of unique features:
* Index of cantos
* Automatic bookmark: by reopening the application you will be automatically repositioned where you left the reading
* Easy reading with a choice of font sizes (landscape reading is possible)
* Choice of background color
* A powerful search engine for words
* Index of characters and places
* Conceptual map of the Dante's world
* Numbering of verses
* Easy annotations of verse
* Preloaded with 2100 annotations by H.W. Longfellow
* 130 illustrations by Gustave Dore
* "Quote of the Day": a random verse from the poem
This application doesn't requires an internet connection. It is especially designed for those who, either for study or pleasure, needs to have on hand the masterpiece of Dante Alighieri. The Divine Comedy, written by Dante Alighieri between 1308 and 1321, is widely considered the most important poem of Italian literature, and is without any doubt one of the greatest works of world literature.
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 7.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Dante: Divine Comedy (English) 1.0 is $1.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Books category.
Dathlon is a group of talented and motivated people, based in Italy, with many years of experience in application development, database design and deployment, user interface design. Dathlon is now active in developing innovative projects for innovative platforms like iPhone OS. Copyright (C) 2010 Dathlon. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.